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The Evolving Role of the CFO
Topic 5, Lesson 4
Investor perspective, Richard Baker
Richard Baker provides an investor’s perspective on the importance of the finance leader’s role.
The finance leader is the main driver throughout the investment process.
- Pre-investment: The CFO is the main go-to person, taking care of financial control and understanding the key metrics that shape the business case.
- Post-investment: The CFO remains an investor’s main point of contact and is responsible for delivering against the investment plan, including working through the important strategic decisions and understanding their impact on cash flows, profitability and the balance sheet. This includes considering any future debt or equity funding requirements to support either organic or acquisitive growth.