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.
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