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The evolving role of the CFO

In a post-pandemic world, the role of the CFO will move away from being strictly financial as new challenges arise, says Christian Doherty

Economic analysis

A year like no other: that was the much-used description of 2020 – although some might argue 2021 has been more of the same. The COVID-19 pandemic presented businesses with a set of challenges few could have predicted. As demand levels fell through the floor, new investment froze and supply chains seized up. There can’t have been many finance directors and CFOs who could truly say they were 100% ready to respond.