CFO Insights Series: Top Skills Every Finance Leader Needs to Succeed

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As a finance leader, because of the accelerated pace of change and ongoing advancements in technology in today’s business world, you can’t afford to rely on yesterday’s job skills. No matter where you are in your career, it’s crucial to start preparing now for the future by augmenting your existing job skills with additional hard and soft skills.  

In this CFO Insights Series, we spoke with top CFOs and executive finance recruiters to gather their insights on how finance jobs are changing and what job skills will be needed moving forward.  

“Finance leaders can no longer afford a fixed mindset. They must become agile thinkers. There is still room today to approach the job as an accountant, but that will soon disappear. They have to adopt an analytical approach.” – Benoit De Saeger, Regional Director, CFO, Terumo 

Here are some top future finance job skills that have been identified. Download the eBook to learn the full details.   

  1. A growth mindset

  2. Business strategy and planning skills

  3. Digital skills

  4. Data and analytics skills

  5. Change management skills

  6. People skills