Our country has been continuing to move forward amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Through stay-at-home orders and closed offices and stores, workers across many industries continue their hard work. This hasn’t come without sacrifice; for many workers used to “going to the office,” it’s been a major shift. This could be up to half of American workers who have moved their IT gear to home, purchased new IT assets, or have upgraded existing laptops or other productivity tools.
The outbreak of COVID-19 — a novel coronavirus — has affected individuals and businesses worldwide. Some of those effects have been unprecedented, including the blows dealt to financial markets and companies of all sizes.
Chief Financial Officer. It’s a heady title, and we know the responsibility it carries. CFOs are responsible for managing the company’s finances from top to bottom, in fact. However, the role has been evolving in recent years — making the connection between finance and IT stronger than ever.
The role of today’s CFO
Traditionally, Chief Financial Officers have been responsible for a wide range of tasks including financial planning, managing financial risk, benchmarking and forecasting, managing growth, and providing records and reports for the organization. While these core aspects are still in place, CFOs today are thought of as much more than simply the keyholder to the company’s coffers!
As an IT Asset Manager, you’re fully engaged with boots on the ground. If it’s got an asset tag or a license, chances are you’re responsible for it. Not just in terms of managing the asset from acquisition to disposal, but also forming long term strategies and working across departments. Your role is also becoming more demanding than ever before.