SIZING UP Tomorrow's CFO

Reeves, William B.
November 2001
Financial Executive;Nov2001, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p34
Academic Journal
The article discusses the expanding responsibilities of chief executive officers (CFOs). While technical competence in such areas as finance and budgeting are still required, they are not enough. Increasingly, firms are demanding that CFOs who can think strategically, act tactically, and provide useful input on such diverse matters as human resources, technology, and operations. The author describes specific qualities sought in CFOs by Fortune 500 companies, and discusses how a CFO can acquire the necessary skill set.


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