Accounting and Finance

CFOs Forecast a Rise in Demand for Talent

Today’s responsibilities of the CFO have become broader in steering the future and protecting the direction of their organizations, most notably in the areas of accelerating strategic growth and mitigating risk, along with staff and leadership development. They must be able to exude confidence with employees and the public (shareholders) when reporting financial results and understand how to navigate increased regulation of the firm’s activities.

Next to the CEO, CFOs are now considered to have the broadest set of leadership responsibilities.

This evolution extends to the necessary skills required by a CFO and his or her leadership team. Charles Sterling Group brings an unparalleled depth to each financial officer search project we take on. We understand the technical nuances of each function and position within the office of the CFO, including the challenges and demands these leaders are likely to face. This enables us to assess the best fit for the position, for the team, and for our clients’ culture—a fundamental step toward empowering the entire company to succeed. Our strength not only lies at the top, but in having further capabilities to source future leaders who help complete the CFO’s team and succession plan.

Functional Areas of Expertise:

  • Treasury, Head of Capital Planning
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • MD, Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Corporate Development / Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Chief Accounting Officer / Controller
  • Head of Accounting Policy
  • Finance, Project Management Office
  • Balance Sheet Management
  • Funding and Liquidity Management
  • Data Governance
  • Regulatory Reporting

Successful Engagements

Funds Treasurer, Investment management division of a larges global asset manager

Global Head of Accounting Policy, Worldwide financial services holding company providing investment management, servicing and administration; research and trading; and financial data analytics for institutional investors

Head of Americas Fund Controllers, Leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm

Vice President, Global Treasury Risk Management, Highly diversified global financial services holding company

Chief Accounting Officer, American broker offering common and preferred stocks, futures, ETFs, option trades, mutual funds, fixed income, margin lending, and cash management services

Managing Director, Strategic Planning, Global Property and Casualty Insurance Corporation

Global Controller, Global loss adjusting and claim management company

Chief Financial Officer, Mortgage lender, owned by portfolio of a global diversified financial services firm with $150B+ AUM

Group Controller, American multinational banking and financial services company