Opinion

A Strategic-Finance ‘How-to’

For more than a decade, executive recruiters and other experts on the CFO role have insisted that CFOs must be more strategic-thinking. Moreover, the business-minded finance chief must in turn lead the finance team to align with the rest of the organization. Yet it seems many CFOs continue to struggle with the perception -- or reality, in some cases -- that their departments are disturbingly disconnected from company strategy and performance.