Remote leadership: Key practices for modern CFOs

Maintaining strong leadership of an entire finance team is hard, no question about it. But as CFOs have seen lately, remote leadership can present even more challenges. When the pandemic hit, finance operations everywhere moved from corporate buildings and conference rooms to home offices and kitchen tables. And while some CFOs may…...

The New Essential CFO Skillset

The role of the CFO within the organization has long been changing—a process which was turbo-charged by the digital transformations and enhanced business challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a recent Q&A, Omar Choucair, CFO of financial software company Trintech, and I discussed the new essential CFO skillset in the…...

The Return of the Finance Talent War

Senior executive hiring has returned at an increased pace over pre-pandemic levels in recent months. Pent-up demand, stimulus-induced growth, and less-than-predicted economic damage have many organizations aggressively seeking to bring in new leadership talent. This year is already among the top five years of recruitment activity I have observed in…...

Remote Recruitment

Managers can interview and onboard new employees from a distance during these unprecedented times. Many accounting and finance organizations have been forced to close their physical offices and conduct work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and these companies have had to come up with new ways of hiring staff.…...

Investment Banking vs. Corporate Finance: What’s the Difference?

Investment Banking vs. Corporate Finance: An Overview A generally-accepted distinction between corporate finance roles and investment banking roles is that a corporate finance professional deals with day-to-day financial operations and handles short- and long-term business goals, while an investment banker focuses on raising capital. An investment banker might also run…...

Career Changes During the Pandemic

Shifting priorities during the global pandemic provide new job opportunities for finance professionals equipped to adapt to change.   We’re living through a period of immense economic uncertainty as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to play out. In times like these, it might seem cavalier for finance professionals…...

2021 Hiring Trends for Finance

The organizational changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have shaped hiring strategies and requirements for finance and accounting companies. As businesses grapple with the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, they must become more agile, efficient, and innovative than ever. The pool of available talent is much more robust…...