ADVANCED CFO BLOG

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

October 19, 2018

Artificial Intelligence is the Future of Finance

By Dave Chase

The term ‘machine learning’ has become a buzzword in the past couple of years or so. Investors continually invest in artificial intelligence or “AI” technology each year — between ...

July 10, 2018

How CEOs Manage Time: an Ambitious HBR study

By Dave Chase

Harvard Business Review, and more specifically Michael Porter, recently completed an ambitious study of time management by top CEOs.  Their executive assistants were taught to rigorously record how t...

May 10, 2018

5 Steps to Better Cash Management

By Matt McKinlay

As a turnaround professional, I help companies that have fallen behind in their financial obligations to creditors, employees, and other stakeholders. The cash problems a company experiences usually s...

February 28, 2018

Why the Best CEOs Do ‘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

Great Leaders 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

Empathy and Leadership – The Power Duo

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

Your Best Audit Yet – Insight From the Startup Audit Survey

By Dave Chase

At Advanced CFO we help several companies navigate the occasional audit on an ongoing basis.  With a normal full-time financial team, many CFOs and controllers don't experience them often, or ne...

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

The Secret to Cash Flow Management

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...

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