EY study: DNA of the CFO, Part 1 - Longitude Research


The disruption of the CFO’s DNA - Part 1

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Do you define your CFO role? Or does it define you?

In EY’s first The DNA of the CFO study, conducted in 2010, a picture emerged of a CFO role that had already broadened to encompass not only traditional financial skills, but also more strategic and market-facing responsibilities.

Six years later, in this latest CFO research study we conducted on behalf of EY, we found that change has accelerated more rapidly than many would have thought possible. The CFO role is being disrupted by digital innovation, the proliferation of data, a volatile risk environment, increasing regulation and a growing circle of demanding stakeholders. CFOs who don’t proactively define their role in response to these major forces could compromise their ability to shape strategy with the CEO and drive the innovation necessary for sustainable growth.

We surveyed 769 finance leaders worldwide, between December 2015 and February 2016. The survey results were supplemented by individual interviews with 21 CFOs from leading organisations. This report will be followed by two further modules as part of a ‘The DNA of the CFO’ series.

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Explore the study in more depth 
To explore the findings in more detail please visit – EY.com – The DNA of the CFO

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