Top Finance Influencers to Follow in 2024

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Looking for the best finance influencers to follow this year? We've compiled a list of the top finance influencers in the industry, coming from a variety of backgrounds ranging from FP&A to accounting and treasury. Each provides unique insights, advice, and resources to help you stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of finance. 

Anders Liu-Lindberg 

Anders provides unique insights and valuable resources based on his extensive experience and passion for finance business partnerships. He’s the co-founder of the Business Partnering Institute and the co-author of the book Create Value as a Finance Business Partner.

Aliyyah Abdullah

With a background in manufacturing, Aliyyah Abdullah writes an ongoing business acumen series inspired by her 14-year career in accounting and finance at small to medium-sized companies.

Asif Masani

As an experienced FP&A Manager, Asif provides content through engaging videos and informative newsletters. Asif shares about FP&A on his Youtube channel and publishes a newsletter dedicated to developing essential FP&A skills. 

Brian Kalish

Brian's extensive knowledge and experience in treasury and FP&A allow him to provide valuable insights on a wide range of topics. He writes LinkedIn articles addressing a variety of concepts, including diving into technology transformations for finance teams.

Bryan Lapidus

As a seasoned FP&A leader, Bryan's posts cover a wide range of subject matter, from skill development to the latest industry trends. His LinkedIn provides valuable insights for finance leaders, including the importance of keeping skills fresh and having a dedication to continuous learning. 

Carl Seidman

Carl's unique perspective on finance, business, and personal growth makes him an inspiring follow for professionals looking to enhance their careers and broaden their horizons. Carl put together a popular TedX Talk and shares regular finance content on his LinkedIn.

Chris Ortega 

Combining his expertise in finance with a focus on leadership and personal growth, Chris offers valuable advice and resources. Chris’s posts provide professional tips for finance and FP&A, and his YouTube Channel, Fresh FP&A, publishes a new video every week on various topics.

Chris Reilly

Chris has a talent for organizing and presenting complex finance topics, and his LinkedIn posts offer practical, actionable advice. He digs even deeper with his experience in corporate finance, consulting, and private equity in his courses and online content

Christian Wattig

Christian shares valuable tips on LinkedIn through daily posts. He also created the course FP&A Bootcamp where he offers insight into the essentials of FP&A, and offers a free newsletter, FP&A Tuesday.

CJ Gustafson

PartsTech CFO CJ Gustafson authors a personal Substack with over 22,000 subscribers who read his refreshing, conversational observations and practical advice around financial metrics, life as a finance executive, and company performance.

Jason Hershman

Having led finance teams at venture capital-funded startups, Jason focuses his LinkedIn posts on harnessing financial strategies to scale companies from day one to exit. He delves into how finance teams can drive revenue, model best practices, and navigate the fundraising landscape. 

Kathy Svetina

With a unique focus on serving women-owned businesses as a Fractional CFO, Kathy provides insights and tips on FP&A for small businesses — especially the challenges growing companies often face. 

Larysa Melnychuk

Larysa is the founder of FP&A Trends and offers a wealth of knowledge, resources, and networking opportunities for finance professionals. Larysa produces content on best practices, trends, and a range of corporate financial advice. 

Mika Kasumov

Mika's experience in helping startups scale and his background in financial planning, strategy, and partner sales make him an excellent resource for professionals looking to stay informed on finance trends and best practices. 

Paul Barnhurst

Best known as “The FP&A Guy” on LinkedIn, Paul shares daily insights covering helpful resources, guides, advice, and interviews with finance leaders. He also produces the FP&A Market Guide — A Guide to 3rd Generation FP&A Tools, which includes a feature on Vareto, in partnership with Anders Liu-Lindberg.

Soufyan Hamid

Soufyan's storytelling courses and FP&A content roundups make him an excellent follow for professionals seeking to improve their presentation skills and stay informed on the latest industry insights. His LinkedIn posts cover a variety of topics, including the future of FP&A.  

Terrell A. Turner

With a focus on simplifying accounting and finance concepts, especially for law firms and agencies, Terrell offers practical advice and resources for professionals in various finance roles, including FP&A.

Secret CFO 

Secret CFO offers valuable insights from an anonymous CFO, who shares practical tips, strategies, and advice based on their real-world experience. By following Secret CFO, you gain access to a wealth of information on various finance topics, from cash flow management to decision-making, presented in an engaging and relatable manner.


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