By Andy Burrows
I had one of those lightbulb moments a few months ago. The sort that kind of catches your breath. Because in the space of a few seconds, something really helpful becomes clear to you that you never even considered before. And yet it was hiding there in plain sight. I could have seen it at any stage if I’d simply chosen a different perspective.
I’ll obviously come on to what that was in a minute. But first, I need to tell you a story.
It’s the story of my early Finance career.
I promise I’ll be brief. And it does have a point that will be relevant to you, especially if you have ambitions to progress into senior roles in Finance. I don’t (often) talk about myself just for the sake of it! So, please bear with me.
You see, when I was 29 years and 5 months old, I got my first Finance Director job.
That’s a mere four years after I qualified as a chartered accountant and started putting the letters ACA after my name. And it was...
By Andy Burrows
[First published 28 February 2018]
“What are the things I need to do to become a CFO in the future?”
“How can I make the transition from Financial Controller to Finance Director?”
These are the kind of questions I get from people from time to time. They probably ask me because of the breadth and length of my experience.
So, I thought I’d write something that gives a few pointers around how I would answer those questions.
[BONUS: I've created a free workbook to help you come up with your action plan from these tips.
It's called the CFO Career Action Plan Workbook.
Get it by clicking here!]
So, without further ado, here are those pointers…
I’ve seen several career-minded people fail because they spent so much time and energy thinking of plotting their career that they didn’t do a good job. And that’s a shame.
Careers are made up of levels and steps. And you don’t normally get to...
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