The role of Chief Financial Officers (“CFO”) has evolved significantly. As companies face greater challenges in their operating environment in recent years, CFOs are expected to play an increasingly greater and enhanced role to support the company’s strategic activities with their financial expertise. To understand the evolving role of the CFO, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) conducted a survey amongst its members who hold senior financial positions in 2012. The study aims to attain an in-depth understanding of the needs of CFOs as well as CFO aspirants (Aspirants). The study also identifies critical competencies which this professional segment needs to succeed in challenging times. The ICPAS CFO Survey attracted positive interest from the CFO community. Over 300 experienced financial leaders responded to the survey. This includes 144 respondents holding the position of CFO and equivalent and 171 CFO aspirants. In particular, 39 respondents are from organisations with above S$1 billion of annual turnover. Please click here to read the full report.