What CEOs Want in a CFO 

We talked to a dozen chief executives about what makes a top finance partner. The good
news: These traits are also CFO career-building powerhouses.

Want to really wow a CEO? Bring them insights into today’s funding landscape, an ability to tell
the company’s story in numbers, and a snug cultural fit. From there, you can:
• Replace short-term thinking with a set of strategic KPIs.
• Vet technology spending proposals to maximize your IT investment.
• Help generate intel on your competitors and market trends.