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2024: The Year Of The CFO?

In the past year, organizations have grappled with unprecedented economic challenges, including surging inflation and soaring interest rates. According to a comprehensive analysis by Frederickson Partners, these hurdles posed significant impediments to sustainable growth. Against this backdrop, the role of finance executives, particularly Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), emerged as more crucial than ever before.

The report underscores the indispensable nature of CFOs, whose strategic insights played a pivotal role in steering companies toward stability and resilience during these challenging times. In essence, CFOs have become key strategic players, driving growth and allowing companies to adapt swiftly to dynamic market changes. The need for CFOs to guide organizational decision-making through complex economic issues cannot be overstated.

At Verriez we have noticed an increased call for interim executives in finance roles, particularly CFOs, and we expect that the demand is likely to continue into 2024.  It’s a smart approach for many organizations, which ensures access to strategic financial guidance and enhances adaptability, addressing immediate challenges posed by restructuring or the unpredictability of the current economic landscape. As businesses navigate the complexities of the financial terrain, the role of CFOs, whether permanent or interim, remains instrumental in fostering resilience and driving sustained growth.

If you need help with your senior finance or C-Suite talent acquisition or retention strategy, get in touch with us. Email Paul, Brent, Troy, or Tara, or give us a call at 519-673-3463 or 416-847-0036.

To learn more about hiring an interim CFO, read our previous blog post.

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