The New CFO Is Deeply Strategic: What That Means for Accounting and More

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Key Takeaways

  • The CFO role is becoming more strategic, digital, and data-driven, and that means changes for the finance team as well.
  • The percentage of CFOs who say they’re now responsible for their organization’s digital activities has more than tripled from 9% in 2016 to 31% in 2021.
  • By focusing on the future, CFOs can help build more resilient organizations that are prepared for opportunities as well as potential challenges.

The Strategic Guide for Modern CFOs

The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is evolving — and often to the benefit of the business. Besides helming the tactical accounting function of the company, today’s CFOs are increasingly strategic, forward-thinking, and growth-minded.

Technology advancements, such data analytics, automation and AI, are changing business operations and driving the need for a different type of CFO. They’re also changing how finance teams work as well.

We’ve created a playbook for CFOs that addresses the common challenges finance teams are facing and provides a guide on becoming more strategic across the organization. The playbook provides actionable insight and expertise to help you navigate:

  • What the new CFO role entails
  • What the CFO shift means for your finance teams and more
  • How your organization can address the changing finance landscape