The Chief Financial Officer:What CFOs Do, the Influence they Have, and Why it Matters, by Jason Karaian

The Chief Financial Officer: What CFOs Do, the Influence they Have, and Why it Matters

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The book highlights the evolution of the CFO role over the years, from being a mere financial controller to becoming a strategic partner of the CEO. It delves into the challenges and opportunities that come with this expanded role, such as managing risk, driving growth, and ensuring compliance. The insights shared by current and former CFOs provide readers with a unique perspective on the day-to-day realities of the job, as well as the long-term vision required to succeed in the role. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of the CFO role and the impact it has on modern business practices.

Acknowledgements viii
Introduction ix

1 Origins: from the back office to the front line 1
2 Role: ensuring control, driving strategy 13
3 Responsibilities: internal affairs 30
4 Relationships: colleagues and partners, friends and foes 62
5 Prospects: a world of possibilities 89

Notes and sources 110
Appendix 121
Index 135

160 pages


First published February 20, 2014

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