The Evolving Role of the CFO


While it seems like the industry has been talking about the “evolving role of the CFO’ forever, there is always a new twist or area of focus to consider. 

A recent Argyle CFO survey validated our view that Finance is becoming the “information hub” of the organization.   It also highlighted how CFOs are becoming a powerful change agent and are partnering more closely with line of business managers. 

Keeping with this theme, we recently recorded an interview with Host Analytics CFO Ian Charles to get his take on this subject of the evolving role of the CFO. 

In this short video, you can hear Ian’s view on the role of the CFO as co-pilot to the CEO, likening it to the role of a tactician on a sailboat providing data and metrics to the captain.  He also provides his views on the skills required for a successful Finance team, including the need to work effectively across functions.  And he highlights the opportunity for Finance to forge a better link with operations, especially when it comes to the planning process.   Finally, you can hear Ian’s view on the key skills needed to be a successful CFO in today’s fast-changing market.

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Posted by on September 9, 2015
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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