Fortune Reports on the Rise of the Interim CFO

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The hottest job in finance right now is the role of the interim CFO, according to Fortune's CFO Daily newsletter. 

Fortune spoke with Business Talent Group's CEO and Co-Founder Amelia Warren Tyagi about the recently released 2023 High-End Independent Talent Report—an annual look at BTG's proprietary data on the projects and skills most requested from independent talent by leading companies. For 2023, the report shows a significant increase in demand for interim CFOs (+103% YOY) amid today's economic uncertainty.

These interim CFOs can “take the reins, and really help them drive the function, very quickly,” Tyagi explains. “There’s also a trend toward CFOs being asked to do more than ‘just finance,’” she says. In a challenging economic environment, CFOs are often playing a role in cost and technology restructuring as well as being a real strategic partner to the CEO, she says.

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