Robin Freestone lists the main characteristics of a great CFO or Finance Director:
- Be honest
- Be right
- Have access to great data and use it to make informed decisions
- Great Judgement
- Be Bold
- Be lucky
- Be Prepared
- Trust your own instinct
It really is that simple. These work whether you’re dealing with investors, clients, internal customers within your organisation or your own colleagues and staff.
Source: How to be a great CFO By Robin Freestone
Robin Freestone is CFO at Pearson Group and chairman of the Hundred Group of FTSE CFOs.
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