Preface: Being the One Who Counts.
About the Web Site.
Chapter 1. The Profession and the Reality.
An Account of the Profession.
Who We Are.
Who We Are Becoming.
Being the One Who Counts: Underlying Assumptions.
Accountability Requires Maturity.
Transparency, Learning, and Meaning.
Numerical Realities and Other Oxymorons.
Cost, Spending, and Other Inequalities.
Chapter 2. Development: The Science of Becoming.
The Science of Becoming.
The Natural Human Maturity Sequence: Learn, Experience, Develop.
CFO Technical Skill and Management Experience Assessment.
Chapter 3. In the Company of the CFO: Maturity, Leadership Competency Development, and Workplace Applications.
CFO Maturity—Essence and Function.
Developing Professional Maturity and Leadership Competencies.
Applying Awareness: Self-Management and Relationship Management.
Leadership Competencies—Finding Them and Keeping Them.
People, Their Organizations, and Their Work Environments.
In the Heart of the Helix.
Chapter 4. Working with the Accounting/Finance Function.
Forging Functional Identity.
Assessing Current Conditions.
A Guide to the AFF Readiness Diagnostic.
Using the Diagnostic.
General Business: Process Improvement.
General Business: Performance Measurement and Management.
Cost Management: Cost Accounting System.
Financial Accounting: Month-End Close and Income Statement.
Triple Helix and Psychosocial Development at Work in the AFF.
Running the AFF.
Chapter 5. Working Governance: Leadership Maturity in Action.
Corporate History Cliff Notes.
The Five Interdependent Governance Alliances.
Assessing Organizational Governance Maturity.
First Governance Alliance: The CEO-CFO.
The Second Governance Alliance: The CFO and Executive Counsel.
Degrees of Separation: The Third, Fourth, and Fifth Governance Alliances.
Chapter 6. Working.
The CFO at Large.
Sustainability in Natural Systems.
Enter the CFO: Step One to a Democratic Workplace.
Work in Process—Steps Two and Three Toward a Democratic Workplace.
CFO, Gatekeeper of the Public Good: The Fourth Step to a Democratic Workplace.
The Representative CFO in the Democratic Workplace—Step Five.
Wealth Distribution: Steps Six and Seven in the Democratic Workplace.