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CFO Insights — Journey to CFO: Lessons for the next generation

Published on: Jul 26, 2018

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. Of course, attaining a CFO position is just the first milestone of the journey. All the time, effort, and skills-building that go into reaching that level is really about learning to be an effective CFO for the long-term.

Speaking recently to participants at Deloitte’s “Next Generation CFO Academy” at Deloitte University, Charles Holley, independent senior advisor to Deloitte and retired CFO of Walmart, describes his own path to CFO.

This issue shares his lessons about what it takes to attain the CFO role and be effective as the business environment and expectations of CFOs change.


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