Sharing our new strategic priorities

Last spring, the Office of the CFO announced our new strategic plan, consisting of both long- and short-term priorities, for the years ahead. These priorities were determined after months of meeting and engaging with unit leaders across the Office of the CFO. We are grateful for the time and thoughtful feedback of every member of the organization throughout this process, as well as the guidance of the CFO Advisory Council, which was also instrumental to this work.

Here are our long-term priorities, along with an example of how the CFO organization is making progress in each area:

  1. Streamline and improve processes
    • Bringing Lean training to campus
  2. Strengthen campus financial skills and knowledge
    • Developing Financial Review training for campus leaders
  3. Improve communication with campus
    • Utilizing targeted (role-based) communication to support processing
  4. Cultivate talent
    • CFO leadership assisting in assessment of key financial hires across campus
  5. Enhance customer service
    • Establishing customer service standards for the organization

Our overall mission remains to provide leadership in financial planning, decision-making and process improvement and to be a high-trust, innovative partner to campus. At an organization-wide retreat in May, we shared our new priorities, which will guide the office’s efforts going forward and help us meet UF’s needs and strategic goals. View our long- and short-term strategic priorities here.

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Go Gators!
Mike McKee

Published: September 6th, 2018

Category: News