24 June 2016 was a day that caused shock waves across the globe, prompting many to brace for Brexit pitfalls in the face of the unknown.
OakNorth has appointed a new CFO as it approaches the £500m lending milestone, while it plans to unlock access to finance for many more entrepreneurs this year.
The role of chief financial officer has gone through some major changes since its inception, making the transition from CFO to country manager easier, according to Hoist Finance’s Julian Winfield.
The CFO has been cemented in the number two position behind the CEO in recent years with the downturn being the driver behind the change. And perhaps as a by-product of the increased expectations of the role, CFOs are developing skills which pave the way for them to become head of the firm.
The ability to think strategically, as well as relationship building and other non-technical skills are becoming more important for CFOs’ career success.
There have been many CFO departure lines to have graced the news, including the oft-miscontrued "has left for other affairs", however, the former CFOs of Uber and Google left with a bang and a common goal: extra time with family.
When a company establishes a strong business model, rapidly expands its user base and raises a lot in terms of funding, talk of an initial public offering (IPO) often becomes inevitable. However, for CFOs who have yet to go through the listing process, what skills will be of help?
Having just taken up the CFO role at technology Anaplan, a business which has just banked $90m of venture capital investment, James Budge answers a few of our questions on building a fast-growth company and how being cloud-based is unique.
After it came to light that Betfair’s Alex Gersh would become CFO if the company’s merger with Paddy Power goes through, we came across an article discussing how a merged company should pick the top finance position – and couldn’t agree more.
A study has found that chief financial officers can be named as one of six types based on their approaches to leadership. It turns out you may want to be careful about what type of person is managing the accounts of your company, as they could damage the business.
Recruiting for any position is fraught with risk. But for a CEO of a fast-growth company, the hardest role to fill is that of the CFO. Here is how to hire a CFO effectively.
The M&A process is about marketing the company to its potential buyers based on its value. That’s why being able to prepare in advance for an M&A transaction is a prerequisite to its success, says Simon Peace, a Numitas FD with considerable experience of M&As.