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


Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary. We’re celebrating you, Canadian CPAs. Tell us why you’re proud to be a Canadian CPA. Then watch for our big celebration in July.

Gain practical organizational insights and learn from industry experts at this annual event for not-for-profit financial leaders.