The CFO is one of the key figures interacting with the board of directors, second only to the CEO and possibly the general counsel/corporate secretary. The CFO owns most of the financial data relevant to the board; and, in turn, any publicly filed financial report is typically signed off by the audit committee. The CFO and the board often share an important relationship built on trust.
In this episode, Tony Crudele, former CFO of Tractor Supply Company and current Lead Director of Hibbett Sports, Inc., speaks from both sides of the table. He shares his views on what CFOs should expect from boards and what boards should expect from CFOs.