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Establishing yourself in the new role

A section from "The startup CFO's road map to success"

The startup CFO's road map to success

“The CFO influences the rest of the C-suite by driving the metrics and presentation of results. They hold the management team accountable with facts.”

Establishing yourself in the new role

The most successful CFOs are those who can quickly establish a collaborative relationship with the CEO, board, and management team. They understand the key performance indicators (KPIs) that matter to their organization and work closely with the management team to achieve their goals. And they are the ones who meet regularly with key stakeholders to build trust and improve communication.

Based on our interviews and our experience, most new CFOs at VC-backed growth companies need to spend considerable time with their boards and management teams in the first few months on the job.

This section of the guide addresses:

  • Partnering with the CEO
  • Talking to the board
  • Improving communication
  • Key areas of focus 

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About "The startup CFO's road map to success"

We sat down with more than a dozen experienced CFOs to find out what their biggest challenges were when they started their new role, what they learned, what they might do differently the next time, and what they wish they had known. As a result of the extensive interviews, we developed this guide to help financial executives, CEOs, and board members by offering critical insights into establishing the startup CFO’s role in their organization. At KPMG, we want to make you and your organization a success from day 1.

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