The Wall Street Journal published an article today highlighting the need for more CFO’s to be strategic in their view of both their role and the results expected of them. The WSJ has three main requirements for a CFO to be a “Strategic CFO“.
First, the CFO should be forward thinking not just historical. Second, they should be involved in all aspects of strategy. Finally, they should broaden their view of the company’s environment beyond just preparing the numbers.
This article is a great starting point for questioning the traditional role of a CFO. Let me know your thoughts. If you want to learn more financial leadership skills, then download the free 7 Habits of Highly Effective CFOs.