CFO & Financial Leadership Barometer (2014)
Finance leadership roles are evolving. While retaining the management of finance departments, today’s CFO is expected to operate with a wider remit; to lead corporate strategy, minimise risks and create value. A strong technical grounding remains important, but proven commercial and leadership skills are emerging as the core competencies required by organisations seeking senior finance talent. Our CFO practice has a proven track record of identifying the right finance leaders and functional experts for the businesses we partner with.
- Chief financial officer – Global fashion brand – China
- Regional chief financial officer LATAM – Bank holding company – Mexico
- Chief financial officer – Retail Group – the Netherlands
- Chief financial officer – FTSE 250 services business – UK
We partner with a range of organisations, from SMEs to global, blue-chip organisations and public sector bodies, to meet their finance leadership requirements on a permanent and interim basis. Our remit extends beyond generalist financial management roles to include those responsible for the leadership of related functions such as tax, treasury, investor relations, audit and compliance. Our CFO practice consultants work closely with their counterparts in our industry practices to ensure full sector coverage. Our approach to financial management talent attraction is flexible and dictated by client demand: We provide talent mapping and salary benchmarking, as well as retained search, advertised selection or any combination of these services. We keep the end goal in mind – to identify and attract the individual(s) who will make the required impact on your business.
PageGroup has been operating in the financial management area since our business was established in 1976, so we’ve witnessed first-hand the changing demands on, and expectations of the CFO. As the role of finance leaders has shifted, we have developed our expertise and defined our approach to senior financial management talent attraction. Our CFO practice is comprised of search professionals, located across our international network, who are regional specialists in their markets. Combine this local knowledge, replicated globally and the reach of Page Executive and we have the capability to handle any senior finance recruitment mandate.