ADVANCED CFO BLOG

Tips and tricks to help you run your business, from Advanced CFO's top financial and strategy experts

February 28, 2018

The Pursuit of Less

By Dave Chase

As I exited a youthful mindset and began to mature in my thinking about life (read: life wasn’t always about me) I had a few key realizations.  These realizations have helped me remove the clutter ...

January 19, 2018

The Convergence of Finance and AI (Artificial Intelligence)

By Dave Chase

I was recently asked 'How can the office of finance better line up people, processes, and technology to score high-value data combinations?' Despite the ever-present demand for financials and repor...

January 15, 2018

Be a Better Leader and Be Present

By Dave Chase

Awakening I’ve had a significant personal awakening in the past 18 months.  Whereas I once genuinely felt I was a good listener and empathizer before, I experienced a pretty stark realization mid-...

November 27, 2017

Disagree & Commit

By Dave Chase

When I made a move from the East Coast to the Intermountain West, I found myself in what some might call a radically different work environment. Some fans of a more direct approach might call it “ho...

November 23, 2017

Microsoft CEO on Empathy & Leadership

By Dave Chase

As I sat in a packed room a week ago listening to an almost mythical figure, the CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella, I found myself fully drawn in. Here was a longtime employee of a company long viewed as...

November 22, 2017

How to be a CEO…From 525 Interviews

By Dave Chase

So, you've interviewed 525 interviews CEOs over 10 years?  That gives you street cred.  When I read the NY Times article titled, "How to be a CEO, From a Decade's Worth of Them," I was impressed, in...

November 02, 2017

2018 Startup Audit Survey

By Dave Chase

While here at Advanced CFO we're involved in financial audits on an ongoing basis, we recognize that is unique.  Many CFOs and controllers don't experience them often, or never have.  In cooperatio...

July 31, 2017

We’re Here to Guide You Through the Storm

By Dave Chase

The stormy, cloudy skies of finances are always daunting at first. They block your view of what lies ahead on the horizon, and offer an unpredictability that can be unsettling – especially when the ...

July 31, 2017

What’s the Secret to Cash Management? Organize, Organize, Organize

By Dave Chase

When it comes to handling your business’ cash flow, it’s hard to know which advice to follow. So many different approaches can muddle the clear picture and vastly downplay the difficulties of gain...

July 06, 2017

Access to Data Is Great, but It’s How You Communicate It That Matters

By Dave Chase

Finance gets a well-earned bad wrap sometimes for 'eye-charts.' In the article "Access to Data Is Great, but It's How You Communicate It That Matters", there is little excuse for presenting informatio...

June 29, 2017

Lessons From Michael Scott

By Dave Chase

Think “What Would Michael Scott Do?” And Then Don’t When it comes to running a business, no one has more terrible advice than The Office’s very own Michael Scott. All jokes aside, we decide...

June 29, 2017

Make or Break: Lessons from the .com Bubble of Poor Business Planning

By Dave Chase

We all remember the dot.com bubble. A new century and endless possibilities promised a new and exciting market with tremendous economic growth, only to burst at the seams as several companies collapse...

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