TORONTO, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Becoming a chief financial officer (CFO) is a career pinnacle for many finance executives, and it's where most of those who've reached it want to stay, a new survey from Robert Half Management Resources suggests. Nearly half (48 percent) of CFOs interviewed said they are satisfied in their current role, while 25 percent said their next career move will be retirement.
The survey was developed by Robert Half Management Resources, the world's premier provider of senior-level finance, accounting and business systems professionals on a project and interim basis. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on interviews with more than 270 CFOs across Canada.
CFOs were asked, "Which one of the following comes closest to describing what you hope will be your next career move?"
|No change/satisfied in current role||48%|
|Start own business||14%|
|CFO for a larger company||7%|
|CEO or president of a company||5%|
|Don't know/no answer||1%|
"Today's CFOs are faced with wide-ranging responsibility and accountability, as well as the ability to influence all areas of their organizations, including those outside of traditional finance. It's a rewarding position with a high level of job satisfaction." said David King, Canadian district president of Robert Half Management Resources. "Many executives are looking at interim and consulting CFO roles as an option to transition into retirement while tackling the aspects of the position they enjoy."
About Robert Half Management Resources
Robert Half Management Resources is the premier provider of senior-level finance, accounting and business systems professionals to supplement companies' project and interim staffing needs. The company has locations worldwide and offers assistance to hiring managers at roberthalfmr.com.
SOURCE: Robert Half Management Resources
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