It’s not about your IFRS knowledge…
It’s not about closing books in time..
It’s not about working long hours…
And it’s not about your 20+ year experience with multiple certifications you may have.
All these things make you a good Accountant but when it comes to whether you can fit the shoes of a CFO, the criteria is quite different. Here is a little flavor..
Do you deeply understand the value creation cycle of your business (Strategy)?
Can you deal with lots of people at different levels internally and externally and effectively influence them (Emotional Intelligence)?
And above all, do you have the right mindset to wisely balance the roles of a controller and a business partner in order to reconcile with organizational dilemmas?
These are the few questions if you can answer with a resounding ‘yes’, will significantly enhance your chances to land into a CFO role.