Overview

With businesses seizing opportunities to aggressively grow through merger and acquisition activities and digital transformation programmes, the strategic thinker who can achieve profitable growth through financial data analysis is the CEO’s vital ally. The stock of the talented CFO has never been higher.

A survey of 549 global executives by KPMG published in November 2015 found nearly two-thirds believed the CFO role would increase in significance in the next three years. Yet nearly a third of the CEOs surveyed did not believe their CFO was up to the challenge.What they wanted, concluded the consulting firm’s report ‘The view from the top’, was global experience, strong leadership qualities and attention to detail.

The dynamic CFO will view the regulatory burden as an opportunity, take advantage of the latest technology to improve business efficiency and enter new markets, and nurture top talent as part of their succession planning. A strong IPO market and increased merger and acquisition activity are also fuelling the high demand for talented CFOs with broad management experience who can act as change agents.

HW is well placed to take advantage of these busy market conditions, with the ability and expertise to directly access this talent pool. The CFO practice, headed by Chief Executive John Wakeford, has more than 100 years of combined experience in CFO executive search covering both the UK and international markets. Our team of multi-lingual consultants and researchers use a strong network of contacts and latest technology to quickly deliver impressive multi-national shortlists, boasting a successful track record of managing CFO assignments across multiple sectors.

For more information contact John Wakeford.