I was hired by my current employer 3 years ago. Recently the Board decided to hire a new CEO.
The new CEO has been here for a month, and I’ve met with her a few times. I have to admit, I’m concerned about what will happen to my position.
What can I do to secure my role with my Company?
Insecure in Secaucus
You face a challenge that many CFOs have faced before you. A good number of these CFOs ended up in a career search.
This is not necessarily the way it needs to be.
The good news is that you can do something about it.
Essentially you need to consider your situation like you’re interviewing for the CFO role, except you have an advantage – you know a lot more about this company and position than for any other job you have ever applied for.
Prove your value. The CEO is your new boss – She didn’t hire you, she acquired you. Prove to her that you are the best person to be CFO. Listen. Ask questions. Understand her strategy. Find out what information she needs from Finance to be a Great CEO. Gain clarity on what support she needs from you in the short term and the long term.
I’ve discussed the importance of relationships for CFOs in the past. There is no more important relationship for a CFO than the relationship with the CEO.
Making this new situation work takes work. Prepare your plan, and put it into action.
You do not need to be a casualty of a new CEO.
If you need to discuss the specifics with me about this, give me a call at (201) 961-0838.