A half-day workshop to set you up for long-term success  

As a CFO today, your responsibilities go beyond cost control – you are a strategic leader involved in everything from people matters to data quality to ESG strategy.

Unfortunately, the expanding scope of the role doesn't come with more hours in the day to manage these competing demands.

The CFO Room one-to-one workshop offers CFOs, Finance Directors and other finance leaders a dedicated space with our team to step back from day-to-day operations and transform your long list of tasks, opportunities and problems into a methodical 180-day personal action plan.

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"I attended a CFO Room when I took up a new position, and it was invaluable. It made me look at aspects of my role very differently - to really think about my stakeholders and what I needed to focus on - and helped me to clear my head and rationalise my plans. I would recommend it to any CFO in a new role."

Ciara Allan, CFO, Woven Group Companies

Is the CFO room right for you? 

CFOs, FDs and Finance leaders at all levels facing competing priorities can benefit from the CFO room. Whether you're new to role and need a roadmap for your first six months or are established in your role and looking to drive change, the workshop will be tailored to your specific needs.

"My CFO colleague recommended Grant Thornton’s CFO Room to me as ‘time you won't get anywhere else, at a quality you won't get anywhere else’ - and it met those expectations. It was very structured, concentrated 'me time' that made me rethink areas I hadn't been prioritising."

Crispin Holder, Group Finance Director, Naked Wines PLC

What will you gain from the CFO room?

  • What will you gain from the CFO room?

    Step 1: Define your reference points

    What are the hopes, fears and legacy for your role? What do your stakeholders expect from you? We’ll use these questions as a foundation for discussion.

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    Step 2: Identify priorities and how to deliver against them 

    Do your priorities align with your reference points and the current business strategy? We'll help you step back from firefighting and getting caught in the details to prioritise areas that lead to your goals.

    We'll also help you organise these priorities into manageable themes for confident delivery.

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    Step 3: Gain talent and stakeholder support 

    From star performers to potential barriers, we'll challenge you to evaluate your team and stakeholders, identifying gaps and assessing their impact on your own effectiveness.

    We'll help you to identify actions you can take to leverage strengths further or address gaps to help your finance function progress.

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    Step 4: Build your initiatives and a 180-day plan 

    Based on our discussions, we'll help you to develop a thorough action plan that takes into account constraints and key events you’ve shared and is aligned with your most important challenges and opportunities.

    This is your 6-month roadmap -and we will follow up with you regularly after the CFO Room to check in on your progress.

Find out more about the team

Simon Davidson

Simon leads the finance consulting team in our Business Consulting practice, and is ACA qualified with over 18 years of advisory experience.

He works with leaders and teams to deliver finance functions that can support the needs of the wider business. That can include relatively tactical fixes - like management information improvement, process automation, and accelerating month end - or fuller transformation programmes. He also supports many clients on their readiness for Exit or IPO.

Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn

As an Associate Director in our finance consulting team, Casper helps define the role finance needs to play in finance leaders' business and the changes required to help finance teams more effective.

At Grant Thornton, he has worked with a wide range of clients in different strategic positions, with varied aspirations, a range of regulatory, legal and compliance requirements, and many different finance operating models and change programmes.

Rahala Begum

Rahala has experience across a range of sectors, with a particular specialism in retail and healthcare. Clients past and present include those that are private equity-backed, listed, and privately owned.

As an Associate Director in the finance consulting team, she supports senior finance leaders to become more effective in their role and to develop finance functions that enable their businesses to grow.

Lucy Etherington

Lucy has a breadth of experience in financial control and finance transformation roles across a number of multi-national FTSE businesses, with hands-on experience of change that she is now using in the finance consulting team to support CFOs in optimising their finance function's performance and setting the vision for finance within the wider organisation. 

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Let us know your challenges and our team will be in touch to discuss if the CFO room is the right fit for you