The CFO Playbook

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Maddy Devine traded consulting with multinational corporations for building startup finance teams from the ground up. As VP of Finance at virtual conference software company Bevy, she wants to work with people who look beyond the numbers to see business opportunities.

Show Notes

Maddy Devine traded consulting with multinational corporations for building startup finance teams from the ground up — and she’s never looked back.

Her first finance job was consulting for Accenture, and she’s now VP of Finance at virtual conference software company Bevy.

Maddy believes that the two key components of building a finance department that fuels business growth are the tech and the people. Not necessarily in that order.

Maddy looks for people who share the belief that finance should be about more than making sure what’s going out is balanced out by what’s coming in. Her team outsources that work, so they can focus on strategizing.

On the tech side, Maddy won’t settle for a tool that can’t scale along with the business. Researching and implementing software is a significant commitment of time and energy, so you need to make sure you’re not going to outgrow your investment within a few months.

On this episode of The CFO Playbook, Maddy explains which part of the function startup finance leaders need to tackle first, how to find a balance between protecting your budget and empowering departments on the business end, and the skills she looks for in her team.

Connect with Maddy on LinkedIn.

Connect with our host Ross on LinkedIn.

If you want a better way to track and control your team’s spend, checkout Soldo.com.

What is The CFO Playbook?

Being a good CFO isn’t just about managing money anymore. The modern CFO is being asked to implement new technology, guide product and business decisions, and look ahead to the future.

But how do you stay ahead of the curve?

In The CFO Playbook, you’ll learn how world-class CFO’s and finance leaders set goals, manage teams, leverage technology, plan for the future, improve systems and processes, and so much more.

Each week you’ll get insights that help you grow yourself and your company.

Have a specific topic you’d like us to cover? Head on over to cfoplaybook.fm to submit any questions you’d like our guests to answer on future episodes.