Spend Culture: CFOs on People, Cash, and Organizations show

Spend Culture: CFOs on People, Cash, and Organizations

Summary: Your company culture might attract talent, but your Spend Culture will make or break your company. Spend Culture Stories is the first female-hosted and produced podcast on company culture and finance, helping finance leaders learn the tactics, strategies, and processes to build a proactive Spend Culture. Learn how to pick the right tools, implement the most efficient processes, and how to develop the right people to transform the Spend Culture of your organization for the better.

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 How Forward-Thinking Accounting Teams are Adapting In The New Normal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:57

In this episode, Ryan Lazanis, the forward-thinking founder of Future Firm shares his insights as a veteran fully remote accounting firm owner on how accounting and finance teams can adapt to the changes to remote work, and how to modernize processes for the future. 

 For This CFO, HR is Part of the Job - Steve Watson, CFO of CFSS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:55

In this episode, Steve Watson, the CFO of CFSS Arizona shares his insights as the wearer of two pivotal hats - the CFO and CHRO. As a healthcare CFO, Steve shares the challenges of adapting to a remote work model, and how his essential service was able to transition. Steve also shares his passion for helping others save costs related to employee benefits when he founded Trendbreakers.

 How to Mitigate Risk for Your Finance Team During a Recession - Helina Patience, CEO of Entreflow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:31

In this episode of Spend Culture Stories, Helina Patience, CEO of Entreflow joins us to talk about her experience scaling Canadian tech and manufacturing organizations. implementing best practices for finance teams, and change management during times of economic downturn. Entreflow is a boutique management and financial consulting firm with a team of 18 finance legends, HR leaders and marketing ninjas. They're a licensed public practice CPA, accounting firm, licensed recruitment agency and Growth Marketing Strategy Practice.

 Do You Have The Right Finance Role for Your Organization? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:24

Having the right finance leader is more critical than ever in these uncertain times. John Kasian, Director of Operations at Signature Analytics breaks down the 'who does what' in key finance leadership roles, and also gives some easy to follow tips on the best internal control practices that every venture-backed company should know.

 How to Hire Your First Procurement Executive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:20

In this episode, executive recruitment expert Nakita Gates shares her best practices and insights on finding the right procurement leader for your organization, and what makes a strong candidate stand out amongst the rest.

 How to Manage a Finance Team as a Remote CFO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:54

In this episode, seasoned remote CFO and finance executive Suzanne Shifflet of Gym Launch joins us to chat about strategies on managing spending and finance teams in a distributed workforce, and how to keep teams motivated and engaged during the shift to remote work.

 How C-Suite Can Empower Their Procurement Heroes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:16

In this episode, Anthony Clervi, the CEO & Managing Partner at UNA Purchasing solutions shares his thoughts on why the C-Suite needs to empower procurement as a function, and the role of group purchasing and how it affects organizational spend culture.

 What The New Generation of CPAs Actually Care About | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:43

Anna Sun, CPA is a former auditor at PwC and now is the newest member of our finance team at Procurify. In this episode, she shares why many CPAs are flocking to startups, and why she refuses to work for a company that does not use technology to level up their finance team.

 How High Growth Startups Can Create Your First Procurement Strategy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:05

In this episode, John Evans, the CEO of leading procurement consulting firm Procureability discusses how high growth companies can develop the right procurement strategy to properly track spending and catch maverick spending as they grow.

 How Procurement Can Re-invent Itself In the Workplace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:43

In this episode, Kelly Barner from Buyer's Meeting Point chats with us on the new role of the procurement executive, and how procurement can reclaim itself as a key function in an organization. She explains the hilarious and shocking stories behind how the role of procurement is behind everything that we see.

 Measuring The Impact of Finance Digital Transformation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:31

Nilly Essaides, the Senior Research Director of Finance at the Hackett Group chats with us and discusses what digital transformation looks like for the finance function, how tech will impact future work and what the trends look like for 2020 and beyond.

 WTF is The Uniform Guidance Policy? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:15

In this episode, Veronica Cook, the Audit Senior Manager at Peterson Sullivan shares all you need to know about the Uniform Guidance in a straightforward and engaging way, and how to align your procurement procedures with the UGC.

 How People Can Make or Break Your Spend Culture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:53

Mason Brady is a finance and operations leader who is passionate about empowering finance leaders to act as strategic partners within an organization. In this episode, Mason shares how an inquisitive mindset can bridge departmental gaps, and why people are the key to building a better spend culture.

 Going Public as a Late Stage SaaS Startup | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:51

In this episode, Barry Jahansetan, serial CFO for late-stage SaaS startups, shares his learnings for what a SaaS startup needs to know before going public, including the top KPIs to take note of, when to implement technological tools, and how to scale your finance leadership team to get IPO ready.

 From Seed to Series B: How Startups Should Build a Finance Function | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:16

In this episode, Jim Gellas, VP Finance and CFO for hire at Kruze Consulting shares the biggest challenges and growing pains startups face when building their finance function. Jim shares the biggest red flags to look for, what investors care about, and how to prepare your people, processes and systems for success, to scale with your organization.


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