Is Your CFO Just Talking The Talk..?

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…Or can they walk they walk?

As a senior finance professional who has worked their way up the ranks, it’s safe to assume that almost every CFO will have had their fair share of experience with job interviews. This means they know exactly how to appease an interviewer.

Combined with an impressive set of qualifications, it’s easy to get carried away and make a hire that turns out to be all talk.

The Acuity Method is a simple and effective assessment tool used to highlight strengths and weaknesses as well as identify top performing candidates. Rather than take someone’s word for it, get the peace of mind you need that your CFO genuinely has the skills to deliver on their promises.


How does The Acuity Method work?

When you have two (or more) candidates who look great on paper, how do you establish which is going to be the successful hire?

Years of experience showed us that you have to go beyond the numbers and qualifications to identify candidates who can really perform as opposed to those who are simply talking the talk.

Thousands of completed tests enabled us to develop The Acuity Method. This is a tool which can quickly and accurately assess the abilities of finance professionals.

The test can be used to pick up on the key skills possessed by high-performing CFO including:


  • The ability to enhance processes, systems and reporting tools
  • Knowing how to improve efficiency and business operations
  • Great business acumen
  • Excellent financial aptitude
  • Decision-making skills
  • A digital mindset (a skill often required in today’s technology-driven workplace)
  • Technical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • An effective communication style
  • The ability to work with others
  • Someone who will fit in with the culture of your organisation


As well as highlighting core competencies, The Acuity Method can also be used to single out top performing candidates. We only put forward individuals who have achieved a top 25% score compared to their peers. This provides you with the assurance you need when it comes to making hiring decisions.

We continuously review and improve our processes to ensure that The Acuity Measure continues to lead the way when it comes to recruitment tools. We don’t do things based on feeling or guesswork, our tests are evidence driven and results are collated using accurate data.

We want you to have complete confidence in your finance team. Get in touch to find out how to start building your very own high performing finance team today.





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