Kim Freeburn: The Relationship Between HR and Finance

In this episode of the Benefits and Wellness Superhero Podcast, we consider the relationship between HR and Finance, where the synergies exist, and how working closely together can influence how decisions are made in the organization.

Roger’s guest today is Kim Freeburn, owner of Stratitude Corp. and the Regional Director for the CFO Centre Canada, where superhero CFOs help ambitious entrepreneurs achieve extraordinary things.

She has more than 25 years of corporate experience helping business owners, large and small, resolve critical business issues and develop strategies to enhance shareholder value and overall financial results.

An experienced Finance Leader, Kim spent 22 years as a CFO for fortune 100 Company, working closely with Operations, Sales, HR, and Talent Management to build sustainable teams and practices while achieving superior financial results.

She has spent the last 5 years working with mid-size and owner-managed companies to build value for the long term by translating complex problems into clear, measurable, and meaningful actions so entrepreneurs can have the time and money to do what they love.

Her collaborative approach ensures business decisions are holistic and values-based.

Questions Include: 

  • As a CPA, and a careered CFO, how did your non-traditional interest in the HR field begin?
  • In your various roles as a Finance lead, what are some of the obstacles you encounter in putting a people-forward agenda on the table?
  • What are some of the trends you see in addressing these obstacles?
  • In an August 2021 webinar panel sponsored by MicroAge Peterborough/Whitby, you offered 3 Keys to Unlocking Success in Your Business Through People, Finance & IT. Can you share those with me and explain why that matters?
  • You’ll be speaking at the upcoming Superhero Symposium, tell us a bit about your session and what we can look forward to hearing?
  • Can you give us a glimpse into some of the ways an HR team and a Finance team can work closely together?
  • How can we learn more about you and the work done by Stratitude Corp. and the CFO Centre Canada?


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