Korn/Ferry International’s Chief Financial Officer Center of Expertise surveyed 86 CFOs tracked in the *KF1000. The CFO Pulse Survey asked a variety of questions, ranging from talent development and succession planning to regulatory changes and company growth, to determine the foremost issues facing CFOs today and to create a baseline of CFO sentiment in this post-recession era.

Here we have aggregated top CFOs’ opinions on the key business issues impacting their companies and jobs, providing us with a pulse of what is driving financial decision-making in the C-suite.

Managing the most critical and fundamental business asset—capital—makes the CFO role one to watch for overall business conditions. Knowing what motivates them, what keeps them up at night and how they view their role within the company gives us invaluable intelligence about both macro and micro business trends.

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