GrowCFO Show

The GrowCFO show brings you something topical to listen to each week. As with everything in GrowCFO we want the content to be driven by you, so drop over to the community and chat to us about what you want to hear about. Kevin Appleby is the regular host of the GrowCFO show, and Kevin is always open to ideas and suggestions.

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#44 Finance systems survey 2021 with Chris Tredwell

#44 Finance systems survey 2021 with Chris Tredwell

Kevin Appleby is joined by Chris Tredwell to discuss this years GrowCFO finance systems survey and how the results will help them structure future sessions. The finance systems survey Chris explains what the survey’s purpose is and the benefits using it brings....

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#43 What is the CFO’s role in Business Change?

#43 What is the CFO’s role in Business Change?

Change is an important part of the CFO role. Change is a big part of a transaction, a business restructure or a systems implementation. The CFO is involved in leading all three. We look at each of these in this weeks podcast. The CFO’s role in business change...

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#41 Using the Right Language with Susana Serrano-Davey

#41 Using the Right Language with Susana Serrano-Davey

Great communication is a vital part of the CFO’s brief. Using the right language is often the difference between good and great communication. On this episode of the GrowCFO Show Kevin Appleby discusses the power of language with Susana Serrano-Davey. Susana...

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The CFO, Business and People with Hugh Watchorn

The CFO, Business and People with Hugh Watchorn

Hugh Watchorn is the latest member of GrowCFO’s mentoring team. Hugh brings with him a wealth of experience, and he’s passionate about passing it on to the next generation of finance leaders. Kevin Appleby catches up with Hugh on this week’s GrowCFO...

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#39 How to be more assertive with Catherine Clark

#39 How to be more assertive with Catherine Clark

GrowCFO mentor Catherine Clark often finds assertiveness to be an issue when she is helping aspiring and new CFOs. She tells Kevin Appleby why that is and what you can do to be more assertive. Catherine and Susana Serrano-Davey recently covered assertiveness in the...

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#38 Technology Driving Culture in Finance with Mike Whitmire

#38 Technology Driving Culture in Finance with Mike Whitmire

Mike Whitmire is CEO and founder of FloQast. He’s based in Los Angeles and is a CPA turned Entrepreneur. Mike loves building software that helps accountants go home early. Mike and Kevin catch up to find out how you can use technology to improve the culture in...

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#37 CFO Programme Overview with Dan Wells

#37 CFO Programme Overview with Dan Wells

Do you feel that you are delivering your full potential within your finance leader role? During this week’s episode of The GrowCFO Show, I talk to GrowCFO’s Founder and CEO Dan Wells. Dan explains how your CFO Programme will help you to maximise your...

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#36 What Does an Insolvency Practitioner do? With Iain Nairn

#36 What Does an Insolvency Practitioner do? With Iain Nairn

Iain Nairn is an experienced insolvency practitioner. In this episode of the GrowCFO Show I chatted to Iain about the role of the insolvency practitioner. Why and when and why a company should call on his services? We also took a look at the state of the economy...

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#35 How to Create More Thinking Time with Catherine Clark

#35 How to Create More Thinking Time with Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark leads GrowCFO’s mentoring team. One thing Catherine discusses regularly with her CFO mentees is how to create more thinking time. Finding the space to think is so important in so many areas. In particular thinking time impacts the quality of the...

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#33 What Does a Corporate Finance Advisor Do? With Abu Ali

#33 What Does a Corporate Finance Advisor Do? With Abu Ali

Abu Ali is a partner in a Newcastle based corporate finance boutique, WilliamsAli. He provides strategic M&A and funding advice to business owners and investors. Abu joins Kevin Appleby on the GrowCFO Show to explain the role of a corporate finance...

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#31 How to Make a Difference in a New CFO Role

#31 How to Make a Difference in a New CFO Role

Paul McKoen is a very experienced CFO. His career has given him experience in a number of industries and includes just about every aspect of the CFO role. We talk through Paul’s career, and highlight a some interesting experiences of the CFO needing to make an...

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#30 CFO Competency Framework with Dan Wells

#30 CFO Competency Framework with Dan Wells

GrowCFO have created a CFO Competency Framework that covers the key skills required to become an effective finance leader.  This is rapidly becoming the global toolkit to help finance leaders benchmark your skills and competencies against your peer group. ...

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#29 Digital Finance with Tanbir Jasimuddin

#29 Digital Finance with Tanbir Jasimuddin

Tanbir Jasimuddin shares his experience of digital finance. Tanbir and his team at family law firm Vardags have recently won an award. Transformer of the year at the Generation CFO Digital Finance Function Awards. He is also an author of white papers for the FP&A...

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#28 Business turnaround with Baz Bedrossian

#28 Business turnaround with Baz Bedrossian

Many businesses have struggled during the past 12 months and need to adapt to ever-changing circumstances.  This may require significant adjustments to their business model and operations to help them survive. A business turnaround strategy can help with this. During...

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#27 Launching GrowCFO’s 2021 Finance Systems Survey

#27 Launching GrowCFO’s 2021 Finance Systems Survey

GrowCFO are launching our 2021 finance systems survey to share technology insights from your community. This will help finance leaders to embed technology solutions into your business operations. In addition, this will help you to act as a catalyst for change across...

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#26 How to Improve Your Soft Skills with Catherine Clark

#26 How to Improve Your Soft Skills with Catherine Clark

Research shows that soft skills contribute towards 80% of your career achievements.  Despite this, most people prioritise developing hard skills and do not have an action plan to improve your soft skills.  This is particularly true of the finance leader community, who...

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#25 Networking on LinkedIn with Mark Lee

#25 Networking on LinkedIn with Mark Lee

Mark Lee has been described as the most networked accountant in the UK. Who better to talk to about building your professional network?! Networking on LinkedIn is a key part of this. Particularly at the moment when meeting up in person is so difficult. Mark is a man...

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