By Andy Burrows
This will not be news to some of you, but taking a route through Finance business partnering is now the best way to achieve your ambition of getting into a CFO role.
It used to be the case that financial control and reporting was the established path to the Chief Financial Officer’s chair. A solid Financial Controller was seen as not only the CFO’s right hand person, but the CFO’s natural successor.
This, I believe, is not the case any more.
And the reason for writing an article about this is that it helps in guiding your development plans and career plans. At its most basic level that equates to thinking about the job moves you choose, and the courses you choose to take, after completing your accountancy qualification.
But, what’s changed to give rise to these changes in career paths?
Firstly, the CFO role has become more about strategic partnering with the CEO and the Board, to maximise the performance of the...
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