CFO Series: Developing Credibility: Inside and Outside the Organization


The CFO Series provides a convenient, one-stop way for senior level financial managers and executives, CFOs and those who aspire to be CFOs, to choose multiple days of CPE with a single decision.Each day consists of an expert, leading discussions about four different topics.The CFO Series features high-quality presentations and an interactive, executive level colleague-to-colleague approach with case studies, group discussions, and team exercises.

Each topic and each day stand on their own.If you are not sure about making a multi-day commitment, sign up for just a single day.We think you will come back for more!


Developing Credibility: Earn Respect for Yourself and Your Team

2 Business Management & Organization credits

Credibility is the key to management success.When people believe in you and your message, they are more prone to act on your advice.Learn some practical tips on how to move from being a CF-No to a CF-Oh!Uncover the attributes of the “What and How” of financial management success.

It’s All About Action! Deeds, Not Words, Really Count

2 Business Management & Organization credits

Talk is cheap!Action moves people better than unfulfilled ideas. Actionable concepts serve as a catalyst for change. This session will assist you in developing actionable messages and achieve buy-in as you implement new processes. Discuss the power of the planning and the impact of the quantitative, strategic, and tactical trifecta.

Heed the advice of legendary University of Alabama football coach, Paul "Bear" Bryant, and "Cause something to happen."

Effective Internal Reporting: Make Your Message Quick and Clear

2 Accounting credits

Do your presentations lack life?Do your audiences sometimes fail to get the message?Learn how to grab your audiences’ attention and deliver an actionable message.Discover the power of “The Trifecta” and the 3P’s of effective reports and presentations.Learn how to make your messaging a “re-memorable event”.

Financial Management: 10 Tips for Success and 13 Signs of Failure

2 Business Management & Organization credits

Today’s effective financial leader must establish on-going credibility and adaptability to be effective.Finance professionals operate in a landscape of constant flux, yet financial management’s fundamental success skills do not vary.Hear a veteran financial executive discuss why some financial managers succeed while others fail.


• Earn Respect for Yourself and Your Team.

• Learn why "It’s All About Action!"

• Find out how to communicate your message quickly and clearly.

• Learn 10 Tips for Success and 13 Signs of Failure.


Bob Mims

Bob Mims, CPA, is a financial consultant and VP Finance for promising enterprises. For 20 years, Robert has worked with numerous startup ventures and nonprofits in the roles of Strategic Planning, Business Modeling, Controller and CFO. His focus is understanding the fundamentals of profitability. Robert worked ten years as a Big Four Senior Assurance Manager, earning National Instructor of the Year on three occasions. Robert has served on FASB Advisory committees and is based in Memphis, TN.