Finding the CFO of tomorrow, today
The role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has changed and will continue to evolve. Today’s CFO is increasingly focused on strategy, creating shareholder value, and spearheading growth initiatives, marking a shift in their traditional roles. Their scope of accountability extends far beyond the numbers.
Disruption has become the new normal. CFOs are often tasked with overseeing transformation, innovation, and a wide range of emerging issues, and the finance function continues to undergo significant change. Digital transformation, digitization, and automation are tools that demand finance leaders who can effectively harness them to their advantage.
Recruiting and assessing financial executives requires expertise that only comes from years of focused experience. The consultants in our Global CFO and Financial Executives Practice Group specialize in providing financial executive and CFO search services. They also offer tailored leadership assessments and leadership consulting. By navigating the CFO recruitment process with credibility, creativity, and impeccable judgment, they ensure the highest level of service.
Our Answer to the CFO Question is Better Chief Financial Officer Recruitment
An exceptional Chief Financial Officer is one of the most valuable assets an enterprise can have. As the right hand to the CEO, CFOs serve as the vital link between strategic planning and effective execution, proactively providing the analysis and insight to help frame a company’s most important decisions.
CEOs rely on CFOs as their trusted partners. Similarly, hiring managers and search committees value our knowledge and commitment to meticulous due diligence in the executive search and selection process for financial executives.
At Stanton Chase, our expertise lies in tapping into our networks, proprietary database, and the global candidate market to uncover finance leaders who can drive success for our clients. For over 30 years, we have been sought after for our advice on assessing and selecting top financial executive leadership across the globe. We specialize in CFO talent acquisition and building strong financial leadership teams, ensuring your organization is equipped with the best possible financial guidance.
Why We’re the Preferred CFO Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Partner
Our team comprises over 30 CFO-focused search consultants worldwide, many of whom have impressive backgrounds in finance and CFO roles themselves. With credentials including CPA, ACCA, MBA, and CFA, our consultants demonstrate their experience as industry leaders and finance subject matter experts. As recognized experts in CFO recruitment, leading media publications such as WSJ and Bloomberg frequently look to us for insights.
Our focus enables us to provide incisive assessments of the unique skills, acumen, and insights that successful financial executives must possess. As the role of the CFO continues to evolve, so do the attributes that will enable their success. Technical competence, leadership, and intellect remain foundational, with resilience, adaptability, creativity, and versatility rising in importance as qualities of high-performing finance leaders. Through our years of experience and deep market knowledge, we understand “what good looks like” and consistently deliver exceptional results.
Beyond exceptional personal qualities and experience, we prioritize candidates with diverse industry expertise who are aligned with your organization’s culture and values. Achieving this requires a deep understanding of you, your business, and your objectives — and this is where we excel.
Through our rigorous research and assessment process, we bridge the gap between you and financial executives recognized for their essential leadership skills, exceptional critical thinking abilities, problem-solving skills, and capacity to drive sustainable change.
Today’s finance leaders are also playing an increasingly critical role in their companies’ talent strategy and capability building, and effective succession planning is crucial. With a robust finance talent pipeline positioned for future leadership roles, CFOs can focus their time and energy on their expanding roles as strategic, value-add change agents.
We Believe in Diverse Hiring Practices in CFO Executive Search
We are passionate about CFO and financial leadership executive search and leadership assessment with an emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. By embedding this mindset into our recruitment process, we help our clients foster a culture that promotes innovation and employee engagement by building high-performing teams who will ultimately deliver strong financial performance.
As diversity becomes an increasingly significant performance metric for many organizations, CFOs are well-positioned to lead the charge in promoting diverse hiring practices. They can also shape how the finance function improves its own diversity through intentional recruitment, inclusive development, and succession planning initiatives.
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We Can Help Your Business Through Better CFO Talent Acquisition
With a global team of CFO-focused search consultants, we provide unrivaled access to CFOs and senior finance executives, along with deep expertise in recruiting finance leaders. Stanton Chase has successfully recruited hundreds of CFOs and assisted them in building their finance teams globally. We regularly recruit for a variety of positions and functions, across all industries, including:
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Accounting Officer
- Chief Investment Officer
- Vice President Finance
- Corporate Development/Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
- Controllership and Financial Reporting
- Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and Business Analysis
- Internal Audit
- Risk Management and Compliance
- Investor Relations
Whether you are a startup seeking a new CFO, a mid-market firm aiming to expand your financial executive team, or a Fortune 500 company working on your succession plan, we are ready to partner with you. We offer top finance executive recruiters and expertise in strategic financial leadership.