Odgers Berndtson: The CFO Talent Crunch

From back-office number-cruncher to strategic thought partner – the CFO role has never been more critical or more in demand. But there is a growing gap between what companies want in their CFOs, and their ability to recruit and develop these top finance leaders. 

Odgers Berndtson has been tracking CFOs from Canada’s top 100 publicly-owned companies since 2004 – measuring key data such as tenure, diversity, career path, education, and designation in order to better understand both the changing role and the path to becoming a top CFO. Fast forward five years and the demands and expectations of CFOs have grown exponentially. In our new CFO Talent Report, we interview CFOs, board directors and executives from top Canadian organizations to explore the key trends that forward-thinking boards, CEOs, and finance leaders should be paying attention to.

The article discusses:

  • The Importance of Succession Planning
  • Gender Diversity and Equality are Still a Challenge
  • Growing Demand for Multi-Industry Experience
  • Accounting for The Importance of a Designation
  • What's Next for Finance Leaders

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Ross Woledge
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