Tag: Creative

Is your forecasting mindset killing CFO innovation – almost certainly!

In an office somewhere in the world…

Data Scientist: Yo accountant dude! Why do you never forecast your miscellaneous revenue line?

Accountant: It’s miscellaneous, you can’t forecast that line.

DS: But dude, it’s 1% of your total revenue, that’s gotta impact the business and your forecast sensitivity, right?

AC: That line has no owner, you can’t forecast that line.

DS: I got exciting news dude, I can predict this line for you and be 75% accurate. That’s gotta be better than putting in a big fat zero? <holds up hand for a high five> Continue reading “Is your forecasting mindset killing CFO innovation – almost certainly!”

BQs – What is your data visualisation policy? Do you need one?

I’ve got this!

I know Excel and three-way modelling, I know PowerPivot and PowerView, I know Powerpoint and all the animation, but what is your data visualisation standard?

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Do CFOs have a Digital Native blind spot?

I was recently in Hoxton, London, meeting two excellent talents about their careers to CFO and their innovation, start up experience.

They both mentioned the need for start up CFOs to be super agile (small a…) and super broad in their approach, and this included allowing time for ideation.
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