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Future CFO

Dec, 2018

The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is ever expanding. The modern CFO is called on to prioritise cybersecurity, act as strategist and salesperson for M&A, and work more closely with marketing chiefs. The Future CFO special report, published in The Times, covers how the CFO must rebuild trust and why the role has such a high turnover rate. It explores the persistent dearth of women in finance, lessons to be learnt from high-growth businesses and how big data can make CFOs more effective. Also featured is the debate for and against quarterly reporting, and an infographic on the CFO’s key priorities for 2019


As CFOs draw close to 2019, they harbour a cautious outlook amid global economic uncertainty for the New Year. Key priorities that feature top of mind include turning their attention to recruitment challenges, technological investment and limiting business risk