First it was Numbers Execs with CPAs. Then the Numbers Wizards morphed into Operational Finance Execs, ensuring that companies were getting the biggest bank for their buck across all business units.
Now, as I suggested last year in one of my Proformative webinars, it is the Global Operational Finance Executive who is finding his way into the CFO seat.
The responses from the more than 2,100 US CFOs surveyed are in line with a previous survey conducted by Robert Half in 2008, in which 71 percent of finance executives believed international experience would be a necessary skill for accountants by 2013. [Source: AccountingWeb.com]
If it’s a necessary skill for accountants, it is – and will be for the foreseeable future – a necessary skill for the Finance Executives and Chief Financial Officers who lead them.
Next up … Global Operational Finance Executives with a deep understanding of technology. Watch for it.