The role and expectations of a CFO: Discussion paper

Learn the five principles guiding the role and expectations of a chief financial officer (CFO).

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Are you considering a career as a CFO? Are you hoping to groom one of your employees for a financial leadership role? Chief Financial Officer: Roles and Expectations discusses how the changing role of CFOs affects the education, training and development of professional accountants.

You will also learn:

  • the four roles of business accountants
  • the five principles guiding the CFO’s role and responsibilities
  • personal testimonials from organizations around the world
  • recommendations for the accountancy profession and its employers


Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) annually offers its views on priorities for the federal budget. Review past submissions of pre-budget briefs and consultations, and post-budget release opinions and commentary.

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