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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FederalNewsRadio - Federal CFO Insights - Barry Hudson (PTO)

Finance Transformation

Barry Hudson - Chief Financial Officer
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Chief financial officers (CFOs) are being forced to rethink their roles and transform the organization's finance function. The dilemma: balancing the more traditional finance reporting role with that of a strategist focused on contributing value to the overall organization.

How are leading CFOs successfully managing these roles?

Discussion Highlights:

  • Four faces of the CFO
  • Steward
  • Operator
  • Strategist
  • Catalyst

Challenges facing today's CFO

  • Internal controls
  • Efficiency and cost
  • Strategy articulation
  • Performance measurement

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