Eyeing the Top Spot

By Robert Half on April 19, 2017 at 7:59am


One in Three Canadian CFOs Aspire to Be CEO

CFOs were asked how motivated they are to be CEO at their company

4% Very Motivated
28% Somewhat motivated
58% Not at all motivated
11% Don’t know/no answer

Total does not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.

Other top contender for the CEO spot

37% Chief operating officer
12% Chief marketing officer
10% Chief information officer
9% General counsel
6% Human resources director
1% Sales director
26% Don’t know/no answer

Total does not equal 100 per cent due to rounding

What CFOs can bring to the CEO role

Fiscal management and efficiency improvement
Finance and data-driven business decisions
Investor stakeholder management
Economic and business awareness

Source: Robert Half Management Resources survey of more than 2,200 U.S. CFOs

© 2017 Robert Half Management Resources.

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