Real-time polling: Invited CFO
users will be able to answer poll questions about topical CFO
-centric issues and receive real-time information on peer responses.
Caption: The ballroom of the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock was the setting for the luncheon at which CFO
of the Year awards were presented to, below from left, Tracy Cude, CFO
of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville (Nonprofit category); Mamie Oldner, CEO and CFO
of Stone Bank in Mountain View (Bank category); John Rogers, CFO
and treasurer of Stone Ward in Little Rock (Small Private Company category); and David Brogdon, CFO
of Bad Boy Mowers in Batesville (Large Private Company category).
The survey also reveals a mixed recovery approach by region, CFOs
across the board had three major considerations they are factoring in their outlooks: growth, talent capabilities, and implications of local policies and regulations:
LOUISE MAWHINNEY was named Vice President and CFO
, a newly-created position, for Helicos Biosciences Corp.
Wisehart, who specializes in outsourced CFO
consultants, notes they may not sign checks, bind a company in negotiations or otherwise obligate it for services, but within those limitations they can provide the senior financial management that many small to midsize companies need.
When you're in a turnaround situation, your focus is more narrow than wide and the CIO and CFO
have to be in lockstep," says Lanier CIO Ann Franks, who describes reporting to the CFO
as a necessary evolution.
For whatever reasons, defensive or otherwise, CFOs
saw themselves and their senior management associates as much more important than the annual report as an information source for the institutional investor.
Bregman added, "There are many qualified women who deserve to advance to the CFO
role, but they aren't getting a chance because of companies' excessive caution.
JIM FINK Little Rock Christian Academy NONPROFIT CFO
OF THE YEAR
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Signals, or to inquire about participating in the survey, please contact NACFOSurvey@deloitte.
Now, it's an information company whose CFO
is keenly focused on metrics and growth.
had complete control over the company's finances, and was authorized to sign checks, perform bank reconciliations, post the accounting records and prepare the financial statements.