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What is the ideal relationship between a newly hired finance controller and an incoming cfo

Trying to view the risks/return as a newly hired financial controller (less than 5 months), whom at hire date was informed that a cfo was been also resourced. Now a cfo has signed on to assume office in 7 weeks. We all know that new cfo's typically bring on controllers and other staff whom they have worked with previously. Any suggestions on what this controller should do?


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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
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Assuming you don't have an employment agreement....

Meet with the new CFO and have a frank wide ranging discussion as to both the issues you see at the firm; what you have done to mediate them and then your background.

Good luck!


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