Influencing the Board as CFO
Even seasoned CFOs can struggle when it comes to influencing decision-making in the boardroom. Criticaleye explores how the best execs are making their presence felt way beyond the finance function.
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"A new CFO can come in and look at things... very differently and that can really change the debate around the boardroom table."
"When you step into a new role as CFO you need to spend time getting to understand the business, but you also need to get out and meet the non-execs."
"As CFO you need a degree of independence from the CEO. You are absolutely seen as the conscience of the organisation."
"The worst thing is a falling number that keeps falling – if you keep missing your forecasts then you lose all credibility."
"I think it’s easy to characterise a CFO as a number counter. I don’t think that’s the right way to do it."
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