SGA Talent Knows Talent - Who They Are - Where They Are & How To Gain Access To Them
Recently we were asked to research the Chief Financial Officers at the Fortune 500 and Barron's 400. In an effort to complete this task we were required to create a comprehensive list of these highly skilled individuals as well gather profiles, emails, organization charts and more. Due to this, we decided to build upon our findings and release our study; A Look Inside The Chief Financial Officers and Those Who Lead The Finance Team’s At The Fortune Companies"
SGA Talent's Study, "A Look Inside The Chief Financial Officers and Those Who Lead The Finance Team’s At The Fortune Companies" is a 81 page report listing the names, titles and profiles of those who lead these great finance teams along with many statistics surrounding education, career paths and of course women leaders too.
About The Study:
Every day SGA Talent creates talent pools of skilled talent to help our clients recruit high potential professionals. Part of our job is to know where the talent is and of course who they are. This month we wanted to highlight those who lead the finance teams of the Fortune 250 Companies.
The Study Discovered Education is Important
The majority of these Chief Financial Officers understandably have an educational background in finance, business, economics or management as well as a master’s degree in accounting or other finance-related studies. It was discovered that of the 250 professionals, 127 had a Masters of Business Administration, with 32 having undergraduate degrees from a top-tier university. Additionally, it was uncovered that 11 of these very talented individuals have a Juris Doctor Degree (JD).
The Study Showed a Professional’s Track Record Matters
A big take away was that while education and the relevant qualifications are all-important, the quality of a professional’s working experience and professional track record is the strongest indicator for potential Chief Financial Officers.
The Study Uncovered That Chief Financial Officers Knows More Than Just the Numbers
The role of a Chief Financial Officer today is not just knowing the numbers, but to know Shareholders, Employees, Operations, Products, Customers, Vendors & Suppliers as well. It became obvious when the profiles were gathered and examined.
Women Are Making Some Advancements Within these Ranks
We discovered 14% of The Finance Leaders In the Fortune 250 Are Women, compared to just 8.8% in 2010. As we identified all 35 women and reviewed their profiles it becomes evident why each has progressed to this level.