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Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Here is a list of the best Cfo books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. 60 Minute CFO: Bridging the Gap Between Business Owner, Banker, and CPA (2017)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfBusiness owners need to know the basics of business finance but often struggle with terms and complex concepts. This book translates those terms and concepts into plain English that any non-financial person can understand. Read the first four chapters of this book and you will know everything you need to know about business finance. It will take you 60 minutes. The complimentary Excel-based workbook, available on the author’s website, makes it easy by doing all the calculations automatically, including the ability to forecast profits, cash flow and financial strength….
Author(s): David A. Duryee

2. The 80/20 CFO: How to Make Strategic Transformations in Your Company (2018)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhat makes one CFO able to make lasting and sustainable transformations inside an organization, whereas other CFOs struggle to make a difference? One of the biggest challenges for a new CFO is often there’s not a job description. It’s usually something vague along the lines of “Make the CEO look good and help the company succeed”. How do you do that, exactly? This book is unlike any other of its kind. We’ve cut to the chase and shared with the new CFO what they need to do and how to do it.It’s said CFOs hold one of the loneliest…
Author(s): Janice Berthold, Suzy Taherian

3. Startup CFO: The Finance Handbook For Your Growing Business (2018)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfHaving good financial management is critical to the survival of startups and small and medium businesses. Unfortunately, financial management is often an overlooked aspect for many entrepreneurs. This leads to an increased risk in a business failing due to financial constraints or unforeseen pitfalls.It’s intended that this book can be learning material for many different people and businesses, regardless of your stage or financial experience. We cover the basics of business finance and specifically how these functions apply to growing businesses. We also discuss the different…
Author(s): Kyle Brennan

4. The CFO Guidebook: Third Edition (2017)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe CFO manages the financial structure and oversees the financial performance of an organization, so this is a critical and demanding management position. The CFO Guidebook provides the CFO with detailed advice regarding how to be most effective in every aspect of the job. The book covers all parts of the CFO’s traditional finance role, including budgeting, fundraising, investments, going public, investor relations and share management. It goes on to address more recent additions to the job, such as strategic planning, risk management, the control environment, and information…
Author(s): Steven M. Bragg

5. The Essential CFO: A Corporate Finance Playbook (2012)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfDuring the past decade, the CFO role has expanded dramatically in its breadth, complexity, and criticality. Filled with proven strategies, best practices, and keen insights, The Essential CFO describes how today’s CFOs are responding to their expanded roles within both public and private companies. With straightforward and pragmatic guidance, author Bruce Nolop shows how CFOs are partnering with CEOs to deliver shareholder value by articulating a strategic plan, determining capital allocations, managing the capital structure, driving financial performance, and implementing strategic transactions….
Author(s): Bruce P. Nolop

6. The New Controller Guidebook: Fourth Edition (2017)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe accountant needs to be competent in many areas in order to be an effective controller – the person responsible for all accounting operations. The New Controller Guidebook covers every aspect of being a controller, including the management of accounts payable, cash, credit, collections, inventory, payroll, and more. The book also shows you how to close the books, which reports to issue to the management team, how to create a budget, and how to select and install an accounting computer system. In short, this book provides the accountant with the most…
Author(s): Steven M. Bragg

7. Your First CFO: The Accounting Cure for Small Business Owners (2018)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIf you kill your bookkeeper, who will write the bail check?Are you paying good money for an accountant and bookkeeper, but still lack enough confidence in your company’s financials to answer critical money questions? Do you sit up at night processing and reprocessing unresolved questions about how to keep your business on a solid financial footing or nurture it to the next level? Do you feel like you’re flying blind and fast with your finances and have no sense of the terrain ahead? is a step-by-step blueprint for using the tools and people you’ve…
Author(s): Pam Prior

8. The CFO Guidebook: Second Edition (2014)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe CFO Guidebook covers every aspect of being a CFO, including risk management, controls, and how to engage in mergers and acquisitions. The book also addresses many aspects of financial management, such as budgeting, cash concentration systems, and investments. There is also an extensive discussion of fund raising, as well as the CFO’s role in a public company. #962,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1712 in Corporate Finance (Books) #447 in Managerial Accounting (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Steven M. Bragg

9. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials) (2006)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhat makes an effective executive?The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to “get the right things done.” This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned: Ranging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter F. Drucker demonstrates the…
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker

10. CFO Techniques: A Hands-on Guide to Keeping Your Business Solvent and Successful (2011)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfCFO Techniques: A Hands-on Guide to Keeping Your Business Solvent and Successful is a comprehensive and instructive working manual for multitasking chief financial officers and controllers working in the fast-paced commercial environment. Every senior financial professional with an ever-broadening span of control will benefit from this complete outline of the core activities with specific descriptions of individual tasks comprising the daily agenda of a successful CFO or controller. It covers everything from traditional responsibilities like budgeting and financial reporting, to more innovative tasks like performance…
Author(s): Marina Guzik

11. The Personal CFO: The Secret to Getting More Out of Your Money and Your Life (2018)

 Best CFO Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIn today's information saturated society, busy professionals can become overwhelmed by the constant bombardment of do-it-yourself advice. But while the self-help gurus claim that high-achievers can, and should, manage every aspect of their career, personal matters, and finances, truly successful people know that they need a partner to handle the details.In The Personal CFO, Kyle Walters shows how collaborating with a new kind of advisor can free up busy individuals to focus on the important things. By developing a key relationship–who will advocate for their objectives, be a catalyst for action, and manage their team–clients…
Author(s): Kyle Walters

Best Cfo Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some cfo books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Finance Unleashed: Leveraging the CFO for Innovation

Author(s): Magnus Lind,Kelly Barner
ID: 2153615, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

The Financial Controller and CFO’s Toolkit: Lean Practices to Transform Your Finance Team

Author(s): David Parmenter
ID: 1596304, Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Guide to CFO success : leadership strategies for corporate financial professionals

Author(s): Dergel, Samuel
ID: 1440800, Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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