Behind the Numbers with Kelly Murphy, CPA, CMA

In this Episode

We sit down to talk to Kelly Murphy, an Alcohol and Beverage industry CFO discusses:

  • 00:22 – Her experience working in the beverage and alcohol industry
  • 01:20 – How she found her way into the alcohol and beverage industry?
  • 02:04 – What was the biggest learning going from a larger company to a smaller one?
  • 03:08 – Did the expectations match reality moving from Molson to Russian Standard?
  • 04:15 – Are there any major differences working for a different type of beverage company?
  • 05:52 – Where she sees the alcohol and beverage industry going in the next few years?
  • 06:52 – What’s more important? Having relevant skills and experiences as a CFO of a high-growth company, or industry experience when it comes to the alcohol and beverage space?
  • 08:28 – What is the revenue model in the alcohol and beverage industry?
  • 10:01 – What about her background made her successful?
  • 12:38 – What advice she would give when communicating with non-finance members?
  • 13:34 – How she got into Finance and Accounting?
  • 14:25 – How she builds trust with the executive team?
  • 16:12 – What skills and experiences are needed as a CFO of an alcohol and beverage company?
  • 17:28 – What is leadership?

About Behind the Numbers

Behind every spreadsheet. Every journal entry. Every month-end. There’s a story. A human story. A story about grit, resilience, and laying the foundation for sustainable growth. Clarity Recruitment is on a mission to capture these stories. To tell these stories. To showcase the people who overcome the many challenges and sacrifices that come with building some of the fastest-growing companies in Canada.

Russell Axford is the Head of Executive Search at Clarity Recruitment and is on a mission to capture these stories and showcase the people who overcome the many challenges that come with being a finance executive in growth companies.

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