The CFO assumes a complex set of accountabilities, with line responsibility to the CEO but also an impartial and objective duty to the Board. This requires a sophisticated mix of cognitive, behavioural and relationship skills unlike any other role.

CMi has provided independent external mentoring for over 160 Chairs, CEOs and CFOs

Many of our mentors are former CFOs of large international companies, with listings across the globe

An example of a key issue for CFOs

How to stay committed and loyal as a member of the management team, while being an objective commentator in relations with the Non-Executives. CMi mentors have substantial experience and wisdom of this and many other issues to share with future or recently appointed Chief Financial Officers, to help them hone these vital skills.

Mentoring for CFOs often encompasses dealing with:

  • the Board on issues of strategy
  • relationships with the CEO, the Executive team and Non-Executives
  • interaction with investors, analysts and the media
  • portfolio issues
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