Tags: CFO

CFOs want new recruits to be complete finance professionals, finds new research from ACCA

The vast majority of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) looking to appoint new staff for their businesses believe it is important for each potential employee to have both a breadth and depth of finance expertise and capabilities, a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) reveals. Called The Complete Finance Professional: Why breadth…

Skillsoft’s new series helps you think like a CFO

Skillsoft announced a new solution created to help managers develop a chief financial officer (CFO) mindset in the management of their departments to ensure that their decision making is founded on solid financial considerations and aligned with the overall goals of the organisation. The new series, Thinking like a CFO, is offered through Skillsoft’s award-winning…

New survey shows UK CFOs struggle to retain key staff

Despite market uncertainty, retaining staff remains a key concern for CFOs and finance directors, according to new research by recruitment specialist, Robert Half. In a survey of 200 CFOs and finance directors (FDs) across the UK, two thirds (66%) said they were very or somewhat concerned about losing top performers to other job opportunities in…

A third of CFOs are keeping higer cash reserves,rather than re-investing in the business

Four in 10 large UK businesses find it difficult to secure finance and credit Almost a third (31%) of UK Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are retaining higher cash reserves, rather than re-investing revenue back into the business or returning monies to investors, according to new research from Robert Half Management Resources, specialist in interim accounting…

CFOs call for greater support in order to deliver business growth and development

A third of finance teams lack the time and skills required to support business objectives Growth and development will remain the main business priorities for UK CFOs over the next 12 months, but their immediate concerns are how to manage their firm’s balance sheets and how best to control cashflow, according to a new report…

UK CFOs largely supportive of frequent rotation of company auditors

New independent research from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half reveals that nearly nine in 10 (87%) UK CFOs support the frequent rotation of company auditors, an approach proposed by the European Commission’s green paper on audit, which could also result in the evolution of audit-only firms. The European Union’s proposals are aimed at addressing criticism…

Two-thirds of British based CFOs would not relocate abroad even for their dream job

New research from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half, reveals that almost two-thirds (63%) of British based CFOs would not relocate abroad, even when offered the right career opportunity and remuneration package. Of those surveyed, only 16% have relocated abroad during their career. For those CFOs who would consider relocating abroad, the primary driver would be…