Stakeholder focus

  • The CFO will come to predominantly focus on stakeholder and investor management rather than safeguarding and reporting. 

Strategy formulation

  • The CFO will have a leading responsibility for business strategy formulation, validation and execution through responsibility for its achievement. 

Growth optimisation

  • The focus of the role shifts from principally historically based cost control to growth optimisation. 

Wide view of performance

  • The role will encompass measurement of all aspects of the strategic objectives of the organisation (eg as indicated by the six capitals of integrated reporting). 

Forward insights

  • Will provide greatest value to their entities through forward insight rather than retrospective reporting, becoming a chief performance officer. 

Career progression

  • Increasingly will have the CFO role as the next progression in their career development.