This EDUCAUSE constituent group addresses the challenges of serving the institution's CIO as the Chief Financial or Business Officer for the IT organization. Financial and administrative leadership are critical to the success of central IT services. The IT "CFO" has relationships that have key touch points both within the IT organization and across the institution. The following challenges are in the purview of the IT CFO: Budget, HR/Succession Planning, Procurement/Negotiations (in an ever consolidating market place), and best practices in strategic planning as well as day to day operations. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.