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Leadership

Essential advice for the next generation of CFOs Logo cgma

  Sylvia Edwards Davis |   Free |   Aug 2018 |   FM magazine

Achieving CFO status can require a unique set of skills. This article asks seven CFOs what the ingredients might be for success. Some suggest that hard work and leading by example are a great start while one suggests getting out of finance! You need to be flexible and embrace change. Building trust and reputation are vital and fully understanding the whole of the business.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Leadership: Motivating & inspiring, Advanced

3 Comments/Reflections

Jane Keys

Jane Keys Nov 2018

Excellent article.  To progress up the ladder you must be prepared to work hard, have a willingness to learn, motivation and a can do attitude to succeed. 
Matthew Parkin

Matthew Parkin Sep 2018

Useful insight in relation to goal congruence with all departments.
Lisa Kirkham

Lisa Kirkham Sep 2018

A very insightful article.  I couldn't agree more that it is a CFOs role to really understand the needs of all departments of the business.

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