Demands on CFOs are rising and extend well beyond traditional financial control and supervision. Challenges include how they provide their enterprises with a competitive edge and make not just faster but smarter decisions. Learn how other financial management leaders overcame these challenges and leveraged financial software to drive more value and business insights to their companies.
Here you can read insights from Allan Dowie, CFO at ClydeUnion, "Creating the conditions for worldwide success", and Laura Calder, Group FD for brightsolid, "Bridging the divide between business and finance".
Both provide their views on the changing role of the CFO, the challenges facing them as finance experts and how they are contributing to their own organisations' performance.
Allan Dowie is Chief Financial Officer at ClydeUnion which has grown from £70 million to over £400 million in sales in five years, aims to lead the global market in the nuclear and conventional power, water, industrial, mining and minerals, offshore and marine sectors. Allan Dowie was a Bank of Scotland Finance Director of the Year award winner, Emerging FD, 2011.
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Krishna Vishnubhotla is Finance Director at CMS Cameron McKenna, the UK-headquartered member of CMS. With offices in the UK and Central and Eastern Europe, CMS is the leading European provider of legal and tax services. CMS Cameron McKenna has 94 Equity Partners and employs more than 1,100 fee earners providing advice across all types of commercial law.
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Laura Calder is Group Finance Director for brightsolid, a leading UK independent provider of both online publishing – including friendsreunited.com and findmypast.com – and IT business services, such as fully managed hosting and co-location services from their UK data-centres. Through a combination of acquisition and organic growth, Laura has seen the company grow from 50 to 200 people since she took on the position of CFO two years ago. In this time, the definition of her role has grown too, as CFOs now begin to bridge the traditional divide between business and finance.
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