CFO Consensus 2023

CFO Consensus (Ireland) 2023: The shape of the CFO role

Principal Connections’ is a market leader in the recruitment of the most senior CFO's and Finance Directors across Ireland and the United Kingdom.

In our view, the responsibilities of the CFO have become broader and more diverse than ever with the increased adoption of digital technologies, disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a wave of geopolitical and economic uncertainties.

A Report by Executive Search Firm Principal Connections

Principal Connections - executive search conducted a research programme between 24th July and 11th of August 2023, to investigate the current disposition of the CFO functional role in Ireland. Our objective was to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of what the role of the CFO now means, through capturing the views of those who understand it best. The following is a snapshot of some of the insights....

  • 83% indicated that they felt valued in their current role...
  • 75% said that leadership was the top competency of today’s CFO followed by strategic vision (66%) and emotional intelligence (40%)...
  • 76% suggested that there was a ‘ready now’ successor to assume their role should they leave...
  • 79% advised that retaining and attracting talent is the top risk facing their role...
  • 46% indicated that advanced data analytics and forecasting are the technologies, solutions and ideas most changing how their working...
  • 32% secured their role through a retained executive search firm...
  • 66% said that remuneration is of the most importance when considering their next role...

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Principal Connections’ Financial Officers Practice is a market leader in recruiting for Finance C-suite appointments across Ireland and the United Kingdom. We identify, assess and recruit Chief Financial Officers, Finance Directors, Heads of Finance and Financial Contollers among other finance roles with the right professional experience, competencies, education and cultural DNA to lead in today’s unprecedented business environment.

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