Economic uncertainty, increasing regulatory demands and stakeholder expectations are bringing rapid change to businesses. Just like in a high-jump competition, the bar keeps getting raised. Undeniably, this makes it especially challenging for all businesses. Against this backdrop, how do CFOs who have to fill the big shoes of “strategic business partner to their CEOs” continue to stay relevant and create value for their organisations? How do CFOs balance long-term sustainability with short-term payouts? While there is no one-size-fits-all formula, here are some key traits of award-winning CFOs.