10 Vital Roles for CFOs

If CFOs have learned anything in the past year, it’s that they must be agile and innovative leaders skilled at predicting and planning for a future that is anything but predictable. The essential skills for CFO success go far beyond mastery of the financial basics, the ability to adopt popular…...

Reshaping the Role

Surveys conducted before and during the pandemic show the coronavirus crisis may be reshaping the role of the CFO, with senior finance executives shifting their focus to crafting strategy and generating business value. CFO Research (part of Argyle Advisory and Research Services) and Grant Thornton surveyed 631 CFOs and other…...

What CFOs Can Do About Diversity

I’m not going to rehash the economic benefits a company accrues by employing progressive diversity policies. The benefits are clear. Companies that promote diversity do better financially than those that do not. If this fact is obvious, why is there such a shortage of diversity in the finance function, and what can a CFO do about it? First, the top of the funnel…...

What To Look For In A CFO

When looking for a chief financial officer (CFO), there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. As a chief executive officer (CEO) of an outsourced accounting company that employs seven talented CFOs, I’ve learned what to look for in bringing on a CFO either part time or full…...

The Future CFO

With today’s CFO often described as a ‘financially literate CEO’, the challenge for aspiring CFOs is to develop their leadership skills and business acumen as well as their financial intelligence. With guidance on how to achieve this and why, Amy Parkinson, Principal Consultant and financial leadership specialist at executive search…...