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Ross Woledge is a partner with Odgers Berndtson and the head of its CFO practice, leading CFO and senior financial officer searches for clients. He understands the position’s evolution, what companies want, and CPA competition.
When preparing for a potential move and ultimate interview on a CFO role, a CPA needs to be prepared to highlight their strategic acumen, value creation mindset and leadership strength. Positivity and likability are also undervalued as you often have to be the naysayer.
When we think about the CFO function and where it is heading, it is important to focus on what the function will look like in the future, such as automation, data analytics, broadening of the scope to include non-finance functions, etc. We fully expect to see more CFOs make CEO in today’s environment. We can see this happening already with the CEOs of Sun Life, George Weston, Rogers, and CCM, just to name a few.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect those of CPA Canada.
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