For CFOs, The To-Do List Lengthens

Marshall, Jeffrey; Heffes, Ellen M.
November 2002
Financial Executive;Nov2002, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p26
Academic Journal
The article discusses the profession and responsibilities of chief financial officers (CFO), whose accountability has increased since the accounting scandals at companies such as Enron and WorldCom Inc. Both chief executive officers and CFO have a role in complying with the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act, especially in the area of certifying that corporate financial statements are accurate. Allen Galorenzo of the Forster McKay Group and John T. Gardner of Heidrick & Struggles comment on the characteristics and skills that employers are looking for in CFO candidates, as well as the demands of the job. INSET: What It Takes to Succeed.


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