In an article entitled “Next Generation of CFOs: Get Ready for Greater Expectations,” Sandy Cockerel, national managing partner of Deloitte LLP’s CFO Program, argues that Chief Financial Officers need to be more than financial experts. In the coming years, CFOs will need to serve as catalysts and strategists for their organizations. In order to do this, he describes that CFOs “need the capability to connect financial acumen to a broader understanding of the business world.”
We at EMH agree that a strategic CFO is a vital part of your business. The strongest CFO for your company is someone who understands not only the financial impact of your current operations and future plans for growth, but also the strategic implications of them. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help bridge the gap between finance and strategy, please contact us. To learn more about how the role of CFO is evolving, check out an interview with Sandy here.