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How to nurture the finance leaders of tomorrow

Three ways chief financial officers can lead on change and enhance organisational performance.

When we talk with ICAEW members in business, the diversity of their skills, experience and aspirations is striking. Yes they all have a solid grounding in finance, tax, compliance and so on. But, despite the stereotypes, they can also be charismatic communicators, IT whizzes and canny entrepreneurs.

The accounting profession continues to attract some of the brightest and the best. So far this has provided a flow of people able to take on the chief financial officer’s role required by the varying needs of businesses and their boards, but there is always more to do.