New Study Identifies Profile of Future CFOs
Billtrust (NASDAQ: BTRS), a B2B accounts receivable automation and integrated payments leader, has released new findings from a proprietary in-depth research study, commissioned by Billtrust and conducted by Paradoxes, Inc., defining the profile of CFO candidates who will ultimately step into leadership roles.
The research, which consists of interviews and sessions with over 500 current CFOs and those targeting CFO positions in their next roles, illustrates how the "traditional" CFO model is giving way to a new leader who is more comfortable with data, technology and cross-disciplinary collaboration in areas that have typically been considered out of the purview of finance, such as customer satisfaction.
"We find that the cohort of nearly 7.9 million CFO aspirants have a horizontal mindset and see data and technology as the key to innovation," said Steve Reynolds, who led the research effort at Paradoxes, Inc. "Their instincts are to seek consensus and work in greater collaboration with other business units."
The research is summarized in a new white paper, "The DNA of Future CFOs: Research Insights," which includes the following key findings:
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