The switched-on FD: five top tips

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A recent study of technology and media FDs by BDO revealed some of the secrets of wielding quiet influence within the boardroom. John Stokdyk shares some of their tips.

“Finance directors take on a lot of different roles and responsibilities in addition to their day job of recording figures. Amongst this group are a lot of reluctant IT, property, facility and HR directors,” explains BDO partner and head of technology media and telecommunications (TMT) Julian Frost.

“We wanted to celebrate some of the unsung heroes of the finance world.”

Five top tips for FDs

Act like a co-CEO Work in tandem with CEO, if necessary acting as the voice of reason, telling them how things really are. When managing upwards,...

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