Having only been in the job a few months before overseeing an ambitious £154m institutional funding round, Cristina Alba Ochoa explained her approach to the process and what it’s like working for OakNorth Bank, a challenger financier.
A new Funding Circle CFO has been hired, which will see the SME lending platform’s business building its position following a record start to 2017.
When it comes to running a business, working capital is crucial, but how does one set out to find out the true wellbeing of the finances?
At the FD Surgery on 17 May, Real Business took a look at how Trump, Brexit and extreme politics are impacting the direction of British businesses.
In today’s competitive landscape, the best CFOs help corporate leaders make more informed decisions. As such, their role has evolved.
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?