The GrowCFO Competency Framework

The GrowCFO Competency Framework is your answer to elevate your skillset and effectively execute against the changing role of the CFO. This first of its kind assessment tool will help you benchmark yourself against your finance leader peer group across nine CFO competencies and 45 skill sets.

Premium members receive a tailored benchmarking report which clearly highlights your priority focus areas to operate as an effective CFO. Download the PDF for more details on each skill category and its competencies.

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Foundation Skills

Your finance leader foundation skills are key requirements within your role and support all of your other activities. Most CFOs will have been constantly developing these skills during their career to date, although these are continually evolving and the majority of finance leaders still have various gaps to address.

Foundation skills are broken down into three key competencies:

  1. Governance and Control
  2. Operational driver
  3. Financial Planning and Analysis

Implementation Skills

Your finance leader implementation skills are essential for helping you to deliver the business plan. These activities require you to work closely with the wider business, combining hard skills and soft skills with a powerful effect. This is where you will also be creating lots of value across your company.

Implementation skills are broken down into three key competencies:

  1. Strategic Business Partner
  2. Catalyst for Change
  3. Fundraising and M&A

Impact Skills

Your impact skills play a hugely significant role in the effectiveness of your day-to-day activities. These contain many of the essential skills that will make you stand out as a high-quality CFO. These can often be the hardest to master and will help you to maximise the value that you create across your company.

Impact skills are broken down into three key competencies:

  1. Leadership
  2. Commercial mindset
  3. Soft skills

Download the PDF for more details on each skill category and its competencies.

Competency Modules

GrowCFO Premium members can access online courses that address each of the 45 skills in the GrowCFO Competency Framework.