ADVANCED CFO BLOG

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

July 17, 2014

Too Many Spreadsheets – Is your company in trouble and you just don’t know it yet?

By Kent Thomas

I met with the management team of a client yesterday that we have been working with for about two months. Initially we performed an assessment of their accounting personnel and procedures, prepared a ...

July 10, 2014

Blue Ocean, Red Ocean…What is Your Strategy?

By JB Henriksen

Many people believe that a mission statement is a strategy.  Let’s not beat around the bush…it is not. A strategy governs how a company is going to reach its Big Hairy Audacious Goals.  For inst...

June 22, 2014

Does Your Company Have & Use the “Right” Technology?

By Kent Thomas

A recent survey by CFO Research and Big 4 accounting firm KPMG revealed that “nearly 40 percent [of those participating] reported that their existing information systems could not support analys...

June 12, 2014

Resisting the Pull of Short Term Results

By Dave Chase

Shocking, but true, a recent article by Harvard Business Review indicated that a recent survey of CFOs showed that 78% would ‘give up economic value’ to meet financial targets and smooth earni...

May 29, 2014

One more time, how should we motivate employees?

By JB Henriksen

Fredrick Herzberg has long been known as the guru of management theory and motivation.  He wrote a great article on motivating employees many years ago that I read again recently and just thought...

May 08, 2014

4 Teamwork Lessons from a Championship Rugby Team

By Dave Chase

The Rugby team from Brigham Young University capped a remarkable season with a victory over the storied California Golden Bears on May 3, 2014, giving them the title of Varsity Cup National Champs...

April 27, 2014

Are your Financials “Investor Ready”?

By Dave Chase

Frequently we receive calls from entrepreneurs and CEOs tell us they would like assistance in preparing to jump into the financial markets and seek outside funding, whether from banks or other inves...

April 22, 2014

Having Fun, Enjoying the Process and Achieving Success

By Kent Thomas

I have a habit of scanning several electronic newsletters and an app that gathers news and events that I want to know about every morning as I prepare for my day. This morning information in two a...

March 19, 2014

Make-A-Wish

By Dave Chase

Advanced CFO Solutions has experience wonderful growth in the past year and as a result felt a strong desire to give back to the community.  As a result the company decided to align ourselves with an...

March 17, 2014

“Is the Audit Irrelevant?”

By Kent Thomas

This headline arrived in an e-mail newsletter this morning. I was intrigued enough by it that I read the article by James Doty, the Chairman of the PCAOB. It didn’t take long to get to his main poin...

March 10, 2014

What is Keeping Your CFO Up at Night?

By Dave Chase

We recently performed an informal survey of CFO’s that we work with regarding the things they worry about most for their company.  The results were not surprising.  The size of the company didn’...

March 03, 2014

Life-long learning – What’s Your Plan to Remain Competent?

By Casey Foote

How do you retain your competence? Perhaps it isn’t something that you think about often with the avalanche of daily meetings, e-mail, phone calls and texts but it is something that every business p...

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