The Evolving Role of the CFO
The Chief Financial Officer is a pivotal role in today’s modern organisation, evolving to encompass far more than the traditional remit of accounting, cost management, budgetary planning and forecasting. With CFOs ranking second only to the CEO in collaborative influence within an organisation, the Chief Financial Officer has become a driving force behind performance improvement through risk management, operational efficiency and business insight. As ‘trusted business advisors’ they must utilise the unique resources of the finance organisation to drive enterprise agility, anticipate the future and lead business model innovation. In this presentation see how the journey is unfolding and what Chief Financial Officers are doing today to meet this demand now and for the future.
Naomi started her career in Banking before joining IBM in the UK as a financial analyst, then moving to New York as Sales and Marketing CFO in IBM’s Hardware division, before moving to the Corporate headquarters. Naomi was a Global Software brand CFO, before moving to Switzerland as CFO of IBM’s Europe Software business, and then VP Finance of IBM Europe Global Business Services.
Naomi has now returned to her native UK, appointed as Vice President and CFO for IBM UK and Ireland.