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Webinar Recording

What is Financial Leadership?

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
The success or failure of an organization is determined more by the financial leadership within an organization than its strict adherence to accounting rules and regulations. Technical competency is a requirement, however organizational influence (Financial Leadership), in the ethical use of financial information that adds value, is what moves the organization to be successful. This webinar will focus on what financial leadership means as well as the knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed in order to establish themselves as a financial leader. The responsibilities of a financial leader as well as opportunities for financial leadership will be discussed.

This webinar will benefit those who have a solid understanding of the competency requirements of financial personnel, a knowledge of organizational structure and a desire to leverage that knowledge to create a financial leadership culture as a means of maximizing organizational performance. This webinar is for those who would like to know more about financial leadership, regardless of their current position and will provide insight to those who are considering creating a culture of financial leadership within their organization.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Distinguish the difference between Leadership and Financial leadership .
Describe what Financial Leadership means.
Identify the knowledge, skills and abilities of a Financial Leader with emphasis on when and how to use them.
Articulate the responsibilities that accompany the role of Financial Leadership.
Identify opportunities within an organization that would benefit from Financial Leadership.


C.S. Bud Kulesza, ‘The Man of Many Hats’, Kulesza & Associates
C.S. Bud Kulesza
‘The Man of Many Hats’, Kulesza & Associates
Bud Kulesza is a highly accomplished business professional who was named by Accounting Today as one of the top 100 most influential persons in Accounting. His financial expertise combined with business acumen and leadership skills have led to his success as a CFO of ITT Automotive, a multibillion dollar global company, Chairman of ITT Industries Canada and a respected leader of the accounting profession as a former Chair of the Institute of Management Accountants. Bud is a member of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the Financial Executives Institute (FEI). He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Financial Management (CFM).
Moderated by: John Kogan, CEO, Proformative
Moderated by: John Kogan
CEO, Proformative
John has been CFO at four technology companies, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and in multiple roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John has raised over $100M in equity capital and debt and has played central roles in numerous buy and sell-side transactions for both public and private companies. As COO at two companies, John also ran Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Service operations. He has also founded, invested in and been a board member or advisor of a number of companies. John has a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


Event Sponsor NetSuite
NetSuite - Founded in 1998, NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) is the leading provider of cloud computing business management software suites for growing and mid-size businesses. Thousands of customers globally use NetSuite's online products and professional services to manage all key business operations—including customer relationship management (CRM), order fulfillment, inventory, accounting/ERP and finance, product assembly, ecommerce, website management and employee productivity—in a single web-based system.
By filling out this form you will become a member of Proformative, and are subject to Proformative's User Agreement. This webinar is provided to you for free by the sponsor, who may contact you later.

There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.