CFO Unite is GrowCFO’s stellar support network for established CFOs. Participants are placed into lucrative cohort groups featuring a maximum of ten CFOs, led by a professional mentor with over ten years of board level CFO experience.
Each group meets for monthly two-hour workshops featuring the following:
- Relevant and current content for discussion purposes
- Peer group connection and support
- Group professional mentoring from an experienced CFO
- Bring a problem and seek group support
- Deeper dive into the most challenging issues
- Understanding and sharing each company’s business models
- Expert speakers as needed to bring new perspectives
- Continuous adaptation of sessions to meet the group’s needs
These sessions will significantly enhance your impact and maximize the value you create within your company, both as a finance leader and a critical voice in the board room. You will leave each workshop feeling fresh with a renewed level of energy, a powerful action plan to overcome your challenges, and proven techniques to demonstrate your true worth.
What will you achieve?
Led by Professional Mentors
Each of the monthly workshops are led by professional mentors who are experienced CFOs with at least ten years of board level roles.
Develop a CFO Support Network
You will be placed into a friendly collaborative cohort group comprising up to ten experienced CFOs from your immediate peer group.
Powerful Relevant Content
Your lead professional mentor will share powerful relevant content during each workshop to support the group’s biggest priorities.
Who is this for?
This programme is designed for people who are leading a finance function and reporting into the board (e.g. CFO, Head of Finance, Finance Director, VP of Finance).
All participants should be well established within your finance leader role and understand the importance of investing time to help achieve your full potential and deliver your company’s business plan.
Monthly group sessions lasting two hours each on an ongoing basis (up to ten people and delivered online):
Case Studies: Overcoming Challenges Together
Case Study 1:
Banking Crisis & Banking Fraud
A CFO from a global creative group shared how one of their group companies had to respond quickly to the banking crisis. This unexpected situation made them realise that there were some gaps in their risk management approach. We discussed the crisis and then the component parts of relevant internal policies, and the insurance policies that their companies had in place.
They also shared an example of ‘banking fraud’ they had dealt with in a previous role and the lessons learnt from it. The outcome was that all members of the group were going to review their risk management and treasury policies to ensure there were no obvious control weaknesses or points of failure.
Case Study 2:
Series B Fundraise
A CFO from a global lifestyle group was going through a Series B fundraise from private equity. They were struggling with ‘crazy’ covenants and a tight timescale and wanted to de-risk some possible outcomes. We all listened as sometimes it’s important just to be heard, ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’. The outcome was that the CFO felt calmer and in a clearer position to close out the deal.
Case Study 3:
Loss of a Key Customer
A CFO came into the monthly session and shared that the company had just lost a key customer, representing a significant portion of the next year’s revenue and profit. In addition, they were struggling with cash, because of the uncertainty of other customer receipts. This was a stressful situation. We all understood the significance of these issues and focused on helping the CFO to see clearly and take all the necessary next steps to protect the company. The outcome was that the CFO was calmer and more focused on what was important to prioritize, including the communication to the board.