Eyeing the Top Spot

By Robert Half on April 19, 2017 at 7:50am


Majority of CFOs Aspiring to Be CEO

CFOs were asked how motivated they are to be CEO at their company

23% Very Motivated
41% Somewhat motivated
34% Not at all motivated
2% Don’t know/no answer

Other top contender for the CEO spot

40% Chief operating officer
15% Chief information officer
13% Human resources director
11% Chief marketing officer
8% General counsel
8% Sales director
6% Don’t know/no answer

Total does not equal 100 percent due to rounding

What CFOs can bring to the CEO role

Finance and data-driven business decisions
Fiscal management and efficiency improvement
Economic and business awareness
Investor stakeholder management

Source: Robert Half Management Resources survey of more than 2,200 U.S. CFOs

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