Modern Finance Part 1: The CFO's New Growth Agenda


The role of the Chief Financial Officer and its recent evolution has been a topic of fascination within the business community for years now.

Catalyzed by a fast-paced, digitally enabled marketplace, the modern CFO has grown from financial expert and bookkeeper into a much more strategic, dynamic player on the executive team, and an advisor to the entire business.

Given these changes, how has the CFO’s relationship with the CEO changed? Which other executives are CFOs collaborating the most closely with? What will the CFO of the future be most focused on? And what impact do all of these factors have on the future of the role?

Argyle Executive Forum, in partnership with Host Analytics, recently surveyed leading CFOs across the U.S. on these topics to better understand how the role of the CFO will continue to evolve. Amidst the many focuses that emerged — fostering innovation, attracting talent, partnering with the CEO, helping other employees understand financial objectives — one imperative emerged the most clearly: driving growth.

Download the Modern Finance survey brief to explore the data and understand what factors are driving the CFO to support growth within the organization.

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Posted by on March 10, 2016
Topics: CFO
John O'Rourke

John O’Rourke is Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Host Analytics. With a background in accounting and finance, John has over 30 years of experience in the software industry and 20 years of experience in EPM product marketing at Hyperion Solutions, Oracle and Host Analytics. He has worked with many customers and partners on financial reporting and planning initiatives and has spoken and written on many topics in EPM. John has also held positions in strategic marketing and product marketing at Dun & Bradstreet Software, Kenan Systems, and Decisyon. John has a BS degree in accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Boston College.

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