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Interview Questions for CFOs

1. Describe the most successful financial strategy you’ve implemented. What impact did it have?

Reveals more about work history.

2. What goes into your risk/opportunity assessment process? How do you know what is worthwhile?

Demonstrates planning skills.

3. As you set objectives and develop strategies, what information do you consider? What role do other department team members play in the process?

Demonstrates accounting and teamwork skills.

4. The board wants to make a risky financial move. How would you handle this situation?

Tests communication skills.

5. How do you encourage ethical behavior in others? Provide examples.

Shows responsibility.

Cowen Partners has a strong record of identifying and recruiting Chief Financial Officers for public, private and non-profit organizations. Contact us if you would like to discuss recruiting an exceptional CFO for your organization.