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Finance directors more strategy-focused than ever, according to new report

Finance directors are playing an increasing role in the future strategic direction of companies, according to new research commissioned by Deloitte & Touche and carried out by Bristol Business School.

In a survey of more than 2000 jobs advertisements for finance directors over the last 25 years, it was found that FDs are far more strategy-orientated rather than just performing a traditional accounting function.

It also revealed that aspiring directors will require good interpersonal, IT and general management skills in the future.

In the mid-1970s, more than two-thirds of companies did not identify any personal attributes for their jobs, but by 1998, this had fallen to a mere 6%.

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