The CFO-CIO relationship is now more important than ever, so you gotta look for ways to make sure that relationship is a healthy, cooperative two-way street.
A few weeks ago, the CIO Executive Council, an association for IT leaders, featured interviews with a number of their members in an article called “Attention CIOs: Here’s How to Bond With the CFO.” It argued that those developing technology strategies should be in regular communication with the head of the finance department, speak only at a high level about IT, and learn more about the CFO’s top priorities.
In some organizations today, CIOs in fact report directly to the CFO. In most, they are peers in senior leadership who should be collaborating on shared business objectives. In some cases though, the relationship may be disjointed at best and counter-productive at worst. As such, we think it equally useful to share some of our thoughts on what matters to CIOs today so CFOs can successfully communicate with them, because creating a healthy relationship is a two-way street. Continue reading Attention CFOs: Here’s How to Bond with the CIO