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!
- 60 Minute CFO: Bridging the Gap Between Business Owner, Banker, and CPA (2017)
- The 80/20 CFO: How to Make Strategic Transformations in Your Company (2018)
- Startup CFO: The Finance Handbook For Your Growing Business (2018)
- The CFO Guidebook: Third Edition (2017)
- The Essential CFO: A Corporate Finance Playbook (2012)
- The New Controller Guidebook: Fourth Edition (2017)
- Your First CFO: The Accounting Cure for Small Business Owners (2018)
- The CFO Guidebook: Second Edition (2014)
- The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials) (2006)
- CFO Techniques: A Hands-on Guide to Keeping Your Business Solvent and Successful (2011)
- The Personal CFO: The Secret to Getting More Out of Your Money and Your Life (2018)
Business 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.
What 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.
Having 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.
The 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.
During 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.
The 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.
If 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?
The 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.
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials) (2006)
What 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.
CFO 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.
In today's information saturated society, busy professionals can become overwhelmed by the constant bombardment of do-it-yourself advice.
Best Cfo Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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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.