Beyond Finance: Competencies for the Modern CFO

Based on a survey of over 300 experienced financial leaders, including 144 CFOs and 171 CFO aspirants, this ICPAS report addresses the key responsibilities and competencies expected of CFOs nowadays.
Key Findings:
  • Over 90% of CFO respondents indicate the need to support the CEO as a very important or critical key performance objective


  • More than 90% indicate strategic business planning, risk management as very important or critical work responsibilities, followed by working capital management (88%), financial planning (88%) and financial reporting (88%)


  • Financial planning (89%), strategic business planning (80%) and risk management (76%) top the list of time spent by CFOs


  • About 82%respondents rate C-Suite skills rather than technical skills as relatively more important to CFOs




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