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CFO Pathways report 2021

CFO Pathways report 2021

Eton Bridge Partners are delighted to present the findings of research into nearly 1,000 CFOs who were appointed in the UK in 2019 and 2020. We hope the statistics, analysis, and conclusions in this white paper are useful to people and individuals across the UK’s C-suite landscape.

We believe there are two key audiences for whom the findings of this research will be of particular interest. People who aspire to reach the position of Chief Financial Officer will get some useful clues to the best path to follow and companies who are about to begin their search for a new CFO will also derive a great deal of value from our findings and analysis.

We have partnered with leading global data company BoardEx, who specialise in relationship mapping and intelligence, to analyse some core data on the profile of CFOs and their career pathway. This included over 900 CFOs from over 850 companies. The data was collated on UK appointments to Chief Financial Officer over 24 months in 2019 and 2020.

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    Introducing the Finance Practice

    We support a wide range of organisations to appoint CFOs and their direct reports, whether permanent or interim, in the UK and around the world. As a result of our deep functional expertise and exceptional networks, we have a strong track record of delivering outstanding senior talent. We have grown to become one of Europe’s leading finance executive solutions businesses, something of which we are incredibly proud.

    We know strong financial leadership is crucial to the success of any organisation, and in today’s boardroom, the role of the Chief Financial Officer goes far beyond financial oversight and strategy. Increasingly the CFO is the natural deputy and key strategic business partner to the CEO; their ability to influence and collaborate across the business is vital

    Find out more about the team here
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    Eton Bridge Partners provides a service that goes well beyond the normal executive recruitment business. I value their integrity and professionalism.

    James Bowling CFO, FTSE 100 utilities company
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    The Eton Bridge team were extremely proactive and sensitive to the needs we had for the CFO role, helping us to find more diverse candidates who better reflected the gender and nationality diversity of the senior finance team. We have been very happy with the entire recruitment process.

    Andy Savage Head of HR EMEA, global manufacturing company