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CFO Techstack Launches Finance Leader Advisory Council (FLAC) to Empower In-House Finance Teams

February 16, 2024

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Mayday, the intercompany app for Xero, launched the content and community hub CFO Techstack last year. On Wednesday 14 February, CFO Techstack announced the launch of their Finance Leader Advisory Council (FLAC), the representative body for Xero using in-house finance teams.

CFO Techstack emerged from the 14-part webinar series titled 'Building an Enterprise-Level System with Xero', hosted in September by Mayday last year. This series aimed to aid in-house finance teams in navigating their growth phase with Xero. The response was overwhelming, propelling CFO Techstack into becoming a beacon for finance leaders seeking to construct best-in-class tech stacks. Building upon this momentum, Mayday expanded CFO Techstack into a comprehensive content and community hub, offering a weekly newsletter and engaging events.

Yesterday marked a significant milestone as CFO Techstack unveiled the Finance Leader Advisory Council (FLAC). Inspired by the Xero Partner Advisory Council (XPAC), a forum for engaging with and getting insights from their accounting and bookkeeping partner community, CFO Techstack created the Finance Leader Advisory Council (FLAC), the in-house finance leader equivalent. The mission of the FLAC is to empower through knowledge sharing, focusing on unlocking the scaling potential of Xero and its ecosystem, while enabling Xero and its ecosystem to gain a deeper understanding and better cater to the evolving needs of larger businesses.

The FLAC’s founding members are:

  • Rupal Saghrajka, Financial Controller at XP Factory
  • Felix Matthews, CFO at Sine Digital
  • Beth Staff, Head of Finance at Sylvera (Stackees: Breakout CFO Techstacker of the Year 2023)
  • Paresh Makwana, Head of Finance at Outernet London
  • Kat Wellum-Kent, Fractional CFO at Fractional Finance
  • Steve Jarvis, CFO at Manufacture 2030 (Stackees: Breakout CFO Techstacker of the Year 2023)

Last week the FLAC got together for the first time for an insightful discussion around scaling with Xero. They were joined by Alex von Schirmeister, Xero UK and EMEA MD, and Michael Green, Xero UK and EMEA GM of Partnerships. 

"Huge thanks to CFO Techstack for putting this lunch together and having us here. You have contributed thought leadership above and beyond, and I'm learning so much from being here and meeting these finance leaders who are growing with Xero."

— Alex von Schirmeister, Xero

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