Wanted: More Than a Few Good CFOs

Solid and reliable chief financial officers, the sort who can pass muster in the post-Enron world, are in demand -- and very hard to find

It's a great time to be a chief financial officer -- as long as you're one of the very best. With trust in corporations and the people who run them at low ebb, CFOs -- those who arrange the financing, make the forecasts, and explain it all to Wall Street -- have been caught in the crosshairs. Once occupying a fairly low-profile position in the corporate hierarchy, finance chiefs today are leaving their jobs in record numbers. A good number-cruncher, with a grasp of the world AE (After Enron), is hard to find.

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