Best Finance Podcasts for CFOs in 2023

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With 2022 coming to an end, many finance leaders are now starting to strategize how to start Q1 23 with a bang. 

To help you in that mission, we’ve made a list of 10 best finance podcasts that can help you figure out how to improve your leadership skills and processes so that your company can scale efficiently. 

So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced CFO, here are some podcasts you should definitely give a listen to.

1. CFO Thought Leader

Jack Sweeney’s CFO Thought Leader podcast is all about inspiring finance professionals to take a leadership leap. 

In over 800 episodes ranging from 30-60 minutes in length, Jack hosts CFOs from different backgrounds that are driving true change in their organizations. 

They share their stories, successes and highlight leadership lessons that answer one big question – what exactly makes CFOs successful?

2. Strategic Financial Leadership

Finance expert and former CFO, Steve Coughran, runs a weekly podcast on strategy, economics and corporate finance.

His podcast features CFOs and financial leaders in 50 minutes long conversations, structured as interviews. 

He brings his listeners the inside world of corporate finance, and helps them uncover essential strategies that business leaders can follow to drive business transformation and profitability.

3. CFO Yeah!

Hosted by CFO Connect, a global community of finance leaders, CFO Yeah! features conversations with finance experts from fast-growing companies.

The show first aired in November 2020, and since then has launched around 40 episodes, each being around 40 minutes long. Their guests come from various industries – sports, healthcare, software development and start-ups, are just some of them.

In CFO Yeah, you can learn how top financial executives manage their work, innovations, and scalability, so it’s going to be especially useful to add this to your library if you’re a CFO of a fast-growing company.

4. CFO Talks

CFO Talks podcast was created as a part of a CFO Club Africa, which is a network of over 5000 finance executives. 

30 minute episodes cover a variety of accounting topics, but each episode is focused on delivering the guest’s personal experience as a CFO.

They’re launching new episodes without any specific schedule, so this podcast can be a valuable addition to your random weekly listen.

5. CFO Bookshelf

Hosted by Mark Gandy, a book lover who worked in public accounting, this podcast is a place for financial leaders to learn, be inspired and entertained. The podcast is based off a monthly newsletter from CFObookshelf.com.

In his show, Mark hosts and interviews book authors to discuss topics like interest rates, lending, start-ups, money management, finance essentials and similar.

If you’re into finance books but don’t have the time to read, this one will be right up your alley.

6. Financial Management Podcast

FM podcast was created as an extension of the Financial Management magazine and is published by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

If you love being a part of professional associations or grow your knowledge through professional publications, then this podcast is for you.

Since it’s a large accounting community, their topics are a bit broader and cover everything from finances, risk management, careers, sustainability, and digitization.

7. Grow CFO Show

The GrowCFO team is on a mission to encourage the finance leadership community to achieve their full potential by sharing knowledge and experience. The show is usually hosted by Kevin Appleby, Head of Content at GrowCFO.

Their podcast is driven by the topics suggested by their finance community. Every week the show hosts financial experts for a 40 minute talk.

Some examples of topics include performance and time management, business strategy, fast growth, business transformation and CFO career journeys.

8. CFO Weekly

Rated as one of the best CFO podcasts, this show is not to be missed if you’re looking to build an efficient team. 

Each week the host Megan Weis is joined by CFOs, financial controllers and other industry leaders to discuss their experiences on how to streamline accounting processes, gain efficiency and move to data driven models.

Topics include things like how to drive business growth, how to master financial planning, leading accounting teams and much more.

9. CFO 4.0

Hosted by Hannah Munro, managing director at Itas Solutions, the CFO 4.0 podcast provides guidance on how to transform your processes, people and data. 

Hannah understands that the CFO role is changing rapidly, and that with that change comes an opportunity, so she tends to provide her listeners with help on how to use this as their advantage.

In hour-long episodes, Hannah discusses topics like financial transformation, data-driven decision making, fundraising, CFO daily operations, evolution of finance leaders and so on.

10. PwC’s Accounting Podcast

PwC doesn’t need much introduction, it’s a well-established and global company.

Hosted by Heather Horn, their podcast features PwC specialists discussing today’s most compelling accounting, regulatory and financial reporting issues.

There’s plenty to choose from the 323 episodes and you can expect a lot of key takeaways on topics like tax toolkits and ESG.+

11. Recession-Proof – a podcast by Ramp

Produced by Ramp, Recession-Proof features in-depth, thought-provoking conversations with finance leaders, executives, and investors on the current state of the market and what this means businesses through 2022 and beyond.

Hosted by Alex Song, VP of Finance & Capital Markets and Kimia Hamidi, Head of Savings at Ramp.

BONUS

Here’s another podcast that you may find useful if you’re a CFO thinking about automating your accounting processes. In short, 30-minute episodes, the Account Automation Workflow podcast guides you through some basics of accounting automation.

We hope you enjoy listening!

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