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CEO pay plunge

Chief executives in the UK saw their salaries fall last year – but they are still far ahead of the average worker. In 2016, chief executives of the FTSE 100 index companies in the UK saw their compensation fall by almost a fifth compared with the previous year, reports The Telegraph. Meanwhile, in the US, TheWashington Post reported… Read More CEO pay plunge

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Five top qualities of a CFO

By Eleanor O’Neill Financial expertise and top business acumen are the most obvious requirements for a good CFO. But what else makes up the mark of a quality financial executive? Roles at all levels across businesses are expanding to be cross-sectional and incorporate wider skill-sets and backgrounds. The position of CFO is no exception, with… Read More Five top qualities of a CFO

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The evolving role of the CFO

By Pieter van Niekerk Technology is rapidly transforming and enhancing the way we work. We have seen job descriptions change in accordance with technological change, with the CFO probably seeing the most dramatic change in roles and responsibilities over the past few years. In today’s business world, chief financial officers are responsible for much more… Read More The evolving role of the CFO

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Study Shows Ambitious Finance Execs Need to Network, Broaden Skillset

By Chris Baysden Large publicly listed companies continue to eliminate the COO position, a development that has important implications for the responsibilities and career paths of CFOs. Just 35% of Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies employed a COO last year, according to executive search firm Crist|Kolder Associates’ Volatility Report 2013. That was down from 39% in 2012… Read More Study Shows Ambitious Finance Execs Need to Network, Broaden Skillset