Here's a confession: we've been working on something behind the scenes here at Personiv. There's nothing new there – since we're always operating under the maxim that "anything can be improved", it's tough to catch us at a time that we aren't working on something we hope our clients and team members will find valuable. Today, however, we're beyond pleased to announce the newest addition to our resource library by introducing the world to our new podcast, CFO Weekly, and reintroducing the podcast's host, our very own VP and General Manager of FAO Services, Megan Weis.
Listen to Episode 0 on Apple Podcasts: Introduction to CFO Weekly with Host, Megan Weis
Our New 'CFO Weekly' Podcast is All About You, Finance Leaders
There really is a podcast that covers almost every niche these days, whether you're a true crime buff or a writing instrument aficionado. There's even more than one podcast literally devoted to the examination of niches. We got to know quite a few of those when we were rounding up our favorite accounting-themed podcasts.
When we were in the process of rounding those up, however, we couldn't help but notice the conspicuous absence of podcasts specifically for financial leadership: the CFOs, controllers, and other financial leaders that our team works with, learns from and talks to every single day.
So, we conceived of CFO Weekly as a place for leadership to tackle their pain points, swap battle stories and learn from one another – it's a podcast that cuts through the buzzwords and content dead ends to deliver actual insights. We want listeners to come away with new perspectives, ideas and strategies for building efficiency in their teams, create time for strategy, meet the ever-changing demands of a constantly evolving leadership role and ultimately get results. Check out Episode 0 now to get a preview of what's to come.
The most exciting part is that what CFO Weekly is all about is actually up to you, the listener. Know a topic that deserves to be tackled or have a burning question for fellow leadership? We want to hear from you! If you have expertise to share or even just something to get off your chest, we're excited to do what we do best and listen in.
Ready to participate? Great! In that case, there's someone we'd like you to meet:
Personiv's Megan Weis: Expert Accountant, Outsourcing au Courant, Podcast Host
If you haven't met our VP and General Manager of FAO Services here at Personiv, it's time to change that!
Megan has been a CPA for over 20 years and has over 15 years of experience working in the outsourcing industry. She'll be hosting CFO Weekly because she has some serious bona fides as a Six-Sigma green belt with an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Weis has had a front row seat to the changing landscape of finance departments everywhere and speaks to leaders every day who are navigating its challenges.
How can financial leadership really deal with the growing talent shortage? What does it actually mean to be a strategic CFO instead of a transactional one? When it comes to implementing technology, what's the next big thing, what's just hype and where should the money go?
What on Earth is data-driven decision making, anyway?
If anyone can break it down without watering it down or putting her audience to sleep, it's definitely Weis. And if you read the list of questions above and have an answer of your own, it's time to introduce yourself to her personally.
If you'd like, you can even schedule a one-on-one with her using Calendly.
If you're not ready for your closeup quite yet, listen in instead by subscribing to CFO Weekly on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast client (Spotify/Stitcher/Google Play).
We get it – we're listeners, too!
Here Are Some Other Great Resources for CFOs and Controllers, Too
While you're waiting for more episodes of CFO Weekly, why not check out a few more resources we put together just for financial leadership right here on the site?
You can get to know Megan a little more by checking out her guest spots on two podcasts from MarketScale. Why a Shortage of Accountants Could be on the Horizon takes a deep dive into the rapidly shrinking F&A talent pool, while Streamlining Finance & Accounting Processes takes a closer look at what it takes to manage the many moving parts of modern finance department and how to eliminate the dreaded "accounting spaghetti".
Or, listen in as our own CFO, Mike Murphy, discusses what today's CFOs have to know about making the most of every resource – including time – on The Reality of Doing More With Less.
You can also see what your fellow CFOs, Controllers and VPs have to say about the challenges they face and the solutions they've found to talent acquisition and retention with our Finance & Accounting Talent Market Outlook, which analyzes the results of our Finance and Accounting Leadership Survey for 2020.
Or, take a look at our newest resource, The 2020 Private Equity Playbook, Personiv's winning strategy for private equity dealmakers this year. It's right at home in the rest of our private equity resource library -- or check out Megan's author page on our blog.