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CFO | Chief Finance Officer

Characteristics of our Interim Project Manager

CFO is a high-ranking executive in a company responsible for managing and overseeing the financial activities and strategy. The CFO is usually in charge of financial planning, record-keeping, and financial reporting, making sure the company's financial goals are met and its financial health is maintained. They play a crucial role in decision-making processes by providing insights and analysis related to the company's finances.

  • Communication Skills: Clear communication is essential. Whether it's reporting to the executive team or collaborating with different departments, effective communication is key.

  • Adaptability: Interim CFOs often step into situations that require quick understanding and adaptation to the existing financial landscape of a company.

  • Problem-Solving: Interim CFOs are often brought in to address specific financial challenges. The ability to identify problems and implement solutions efficiently is crucial.

  • Integrity: Given the sensitive nature of financial information, integrity and trustworthiness are non-negotiable qualities.

  • Leadership: The ability to lead a finance team and inspire confidence during a transitional period is vital for an interim CFO


Finding the right interim CFO can pose several challenges due to the unique nature of the role and the specific demands it may have. Here are some challenges you might encounter:

  • Cultural Fit

  • Cost Considerations

  • Identification of Needs

  • Industry Experience

  • Crisis Management Skills

  • Technological Proficiency

  • Risk Management Expertise

  • Team Building Skills

  • Effective Decision-Making

  • Stakeholder Relationship

  • Negotiation Skills

  • Data Analysis Proficiency

  • Change Management Ability

  • Financial Forecasting Skills

  • Quick Turnaround

The Solution

Executive Interim Management is a modern managerial solution, in which an experienced senior executive or a complete team is temporarily engaged by a company to address a specific leadership challenge on a short-term basis. 

An Executive Interim Manager is a highly experienced senior executive typically engaged for a few months to provide leadership, drive change, address a specific issue, or manage complex projects. Key characteristics include experience,  seniority, immediate availability, project orientation, and operational hands-on approach.

CE Interim: Cross-cultural Executive Interim Management

We design and implement individual project-based business solutions and together with our industry experts lead companies through transformations to unlock their full potential.

Our Partners stands personally by your side from the project definition, evaluation of the interim manager, through the whole project, until completion, and hand-over, to ensure the agreed objectives are achieved and stay within your organization.

Our Executive Interim Managers have local or international backgrounds, they have studied, lived, and worked in various countries and go through rigorous evaluation processes following a methodology specifically designed for demanding cross-cultural interim missions.

Over the recent decade, we have performed hundreds of successful missions predominantly in Central and Eastern Europe, but also in Asia, the Middle East, and the USA.

The manager you are looking for

> 15 countries

the biggest network in Central and Eastern Europe

> 50,000

senior managers
in our broad network

> 90%

of mandates filled without going public

< 2 weeks

to present a short list of verified candidates

Germany | Austria | Switzerland

Poland | Czech Republic | Slovakia | Slovenia | Bulgaria | Romania | Hungary | Croatia

Serbia | Montenegro | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Macedonia | Estonia | Latvia | Lithuania

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