Winning CFOs : Implementing and applying better practices is an update to David's original book, Pareto's 80/20 Rule for Corporate Accountants. This book is not just for CFO's but for anyone who is head of a finance team. The book is packed with great ideas that will guide you through a number of key initiatives to move the finance department from a transaction processing and reporting function, into a function that can provide modern business partnering and support to the rest of the business. David offers clearly written and practical guidance on how to go about implementing these initiatives, including checklists to make sure you address the key points as you go.
From implementing initiatives to reduce the length of the month and year end reporting cycles using 'post it' re-engineering brainstorming sessions, better management of the finance function to implementing quarterly rolling forecasts, and marketing the finance function to other area of the business. This book is a must read to any new finance departmental manager, and there are some great new ideas in here for anyone that has been running a finance function for some time.
Well done David! This book, together with the relative templates available through the website, is clearly an excellent guide for CFOs around the globe. I am sure that many professionals will find the material publised in this book as an effective tool in their endeavours to transform their respective finance function.