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The ‘Forward-looking’ CFO: Linking Financial Rigor with Leadership

June 6th, 2013

Episode 87 of 753 episodes

Global organizations operating in the contemporary business landscape need to tightly link financial rigor and strategic insight. Increasingly, senior financial executives are playing influential roles in strategy development and implementation, working closely with the CEO and the board to creatively assess and design growth opportunities. The question is: Are CFOs prepared to move beyond the number-crunching function to act and lead in this capacity? Wharton's Jason Wingard and John Percival discuss this and other issues.

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