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…...

The evolution of the finance team

The COVID-19 pandemic has left no individuals, families or businesses unaffected. For businesses, the overall economic uncertainty, as well as having to adapt to remote working due to shelter in place orders, has put business planning processes under immense pressure, with calibrations needed even faster and with more frequency. Just…...

Investment banks’ interview questions during the pandemic

Interviewing by phone or via a video call has naturally become the norm during this pandemic. As someone who interviews juniors quite frequently, I’d originally imagined that traditional banking interviews would simply move online. In fact, this isn’t the case: they’ve changed in very interesting ways.  Interview etiquette during COVID-19 A comment that I’ve heard…...