CFO INDICATOR REPORT: FUTURE-PROOF FINANCE

How the world’s top CFOs build future-proof finance teams.

We surveyed 267 CFOs about how they keep pace with the changing world of finance. See what they’re doing to get the talent and technology necessary for digital transformation.

OUR SURVEY FINDINGS

Attracting top finance talent is a top priority.

Finance candidates want better work experiences.

48%

of CFOs are actively looking to invest in consumer-grade interfaces within the next five years

Technology strategy is people strategy.

99%

agree that technology updates are needed to attract, upskill, and retain talent

New skills emerge to meet new business needs.

Tech-savvy candidates can keep pace with change.

57%

of CFOs seek candidates with AI and ML skills

Finance teams need to be strategic business partners.

41%

prioritize analytics and data storytelling skills

Top CFOs lead the way to digital transformation.

They make insight-driven decisions.

More than half (58%) of outperformers rate their ability to transform data into insights as “excellent.”

They build talent, rather than buy.

When it comes to workforce planning and career management, 71% plan to close the talent gap by upskilling.

They prioritize technology skills.

Almost 3 out of 5 stated that having a good understanding of business technology, such as AI and ML, is crucial.

They make insight-driven decisions.

More than half (58%) of outperformers rate their ability to transform data into insights as “excellent.”

They build talent, rather than buy.

When it comes to workforce planning and career management, 71% plan to close the talent gap by upskilling.

They prioritize technology skills.

Almost 3 out of 5 stated that having a good understanding of business technology, such as AI and ML, is crucial.


Get all the findings from the CFO Indicator survey.