Feb 14, 2019 | 8:30 AM | Thursday

Thu Feb 14, 8:30 AM - Thu Feb 14, 10:30 AM

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Best Practices of Highly Successful CFOshosted by The Austin CFO Leadership CouncilThursday, February 14, 20197:30 AM to 8:00 AM Networking | 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Program Description The role of the CFO has expanded significantly in the past decade.  The skill of the “o

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Best Practices of Highly Successful CFOshosted by The Austin CFO Leadership CouncilThursday, February 14, 20197:30 AM to 8:00 AM Networking | 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Program
Description
The role of the CFO has expanded significantly in the past decade.  The skill of the “old school” CFO – financial reporting, compliance and expense management – have been replaced by skills that better support the needs of organizations competing in an increasingly complex economic world.  Now more than ever, organizations need strategic, collaborative and versatile CFOs - executives who truly understand how the business works and what financial strategies best support it. So what are the skills that we as CFOs need, and where should we focus our development?
Join the Austin CFO Leadership Council for “Habits of Highly Successful CFOs.”  This panel discussion offers a diverse cross-section of business leaders who interact with chief financial officers on a daily basis.  The professionals will share their insights into what truly make a highly effective CFO. 
Learning Objectives 
In this session, our speakers will discuss how CFOs can:


Clarify and drive company strategy, raise executive accountability to stock holders, investors, employees and the public at large
How to balance competing and conflicting demand from disparate contingencies
Embrace their position as a custodian and manager of key business performance metrics, and effectively communicate those metrics to their key stake holders
Expectations of Chief Financial Officers in fast growing companies
Nurture transparency and trust at all company levels



Speakers
Rich Sheilds, former CFO, YETI Coolers
Mr. Richard J. Shields, CPA, served as Chief Financial Officer at YETI Holdings, Inc. from November 2015 to May 31, 2018 and Vice President of Finance and Treasurer from December 2015 to May 31, 2018. Mr. Shields has been a Consultant to Quiksilver Inc. since April 2015. Mr. Shields served as the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Quiksilver Inc. from May 11, 2012 to April 2015 and June 6, 2012 to April 2015 respectively.
He has more than twenty years of finance and executive experience with high-profile consumer brands. He served

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