Advice for CFO Candidates from Executive Search Consultants

BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of Executive Search and Your CFO Position, featuring Catherine Bell, from BluEra, and Rick Cannellos, from Epsen Fuller Group.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • What are some emerging trends you are witnessing in the CFO function?
  • What would you say are the major challenges for CFOs at the moment?
  • Which qualities are most important for a CFO candidate to have?
  • What skills are in high demand right now for finance executives?
  • How do I know which recruiters really specialize in CFO searches?
  • What is the typical career path of a CFO?
  • As a CFO, how do I prepare for/present myself for a board seat?
  • Is there a high demand for expat CFO candidates or do companies prefer local candidates?
  • How can currently employed CFOs prepare in case they ever end up in transition?
  • How can in-transition CFOs gain visibility among the executive search community?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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