As the CFO role continues to evolve beyond its traditional responsibilities, the career journey to CFO also is diverging from the traditional route of back-office finance and accounting.
Every day, employees make decisions about whether they are willing to go the extra mile in ways that contribute to their organization’s success. These are important decisions because research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out coworkers, volunteering to take on special assignments, introducing new ideas and work practices, attending non-mandatory meetings, putting in extra hours to complete important projects, and so forth, their companies are more efficient and effective.
As demand for accounting and finance professionals increases, firms of all types are facing competition not only to court top talent, but also to keep it.
These are uncertain times for employers and employees alike. Employers are struggling to define the workforce of the future; employees are worried that the workforce won’t include them.