The upheaval in the world of corporate finance, caused by the global financial crisis is transforming the role of the CFO, the assuming greater responsibility to deal with the changes that deal within and outside the enterprise. Based on a series of panel discussions with the heads of the financing of large global companies, different industries instead, the authors identify the new profiles and features that are designed for the new generation of CFO in the making. No longer limited to CAPEX decis … Read more »

The upheaval in the world of corporate finance, caused by the global financial crisis is transforming the role of the CFO, the assuming greater responsibility to deal with the changes that deal within and outside the enterprise. Based on a series of panel discussions with the heads of the financing of large global companies, different industries instead, the authors identify the new profiles and features that are designed for the new generation of CFO in the making. Are no longer limited to CAPEX decisions CFOs always highly sought after for their advice on areas that are not traditionally sought as part of their job description, including investor relations and building trust with employees and other stakeholders. With increased their competence, CFOs are the ones to whom others go for answers and guidance on matters of financial worries. This article lists the major skills for CFOs required to meet the new demands placed on them requirements.
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Pablo Sagnier,
Luis Baon
Source: IESE Insight Magazine
5 pages.
Release Date: 18, March 2013. Prod #: IIR094-PDF-ENG
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