Becoming a Chief Financial Officer

Interview with a Chief Financial Officer

AllAccountingCareers.com had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Beard of Kansas City, about his career path to becoming the CFO of a large advertising agency. Jeff discusses his road to success and his education that helped to get him there. Jeff received his undergraduate degree from Duke in Engineering and after a few years of industry experience, he pursued his master's at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Learn more about what a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) does and the path Jeff took to get to this point in his career.

Interview questions we asked Jeff in the video below:

  1. Talk about your education and your path into the accounting field.
  2. What classes in accounting did you enjoy the most?
  3. What was the most challenging part of completing your education?
  4. Describe your career path to the role you are in now as CFO.
  5. Explain the importance of the CFO to the success of any business.
  6. What do you enjoy most about your role?
  7. What has been the most challenging experience of your career?
  8. For those who are thinking about entering the accounting field, what advice would you give?
  9. What would you tell current professionals who want to be a CFO?

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