Not only is it the start of another trip around the sun, but it is also the beginning of the next ten years of your life. As you probably know, a lot can happen in ten years. Think about 2010, you were likely working as an auditor, staff accountant, or even starting your career as a controller. It’s safe to say - the next 10 years will be pivotal for your career. Who knows...you may get that CFO position you have been working so hard for.
It is important to focus on short-term actions that will help pave the way for your long-term goals. We compiled a list of New Year resolution suggestions below:
Think big picture - This new year focus on strategy and delegate more technical activities to team accountants or implement an automation system to take over tedious tasks, such as cash management, reporting, or forecasting.
Expand your skills - Are you looking to move up into a CFO role in the future? It is never too early to get involved in investor relations (IR). Your involvement in IR can signal to your superiors that you are ready to take on higher responsibilities when the position becomes available.
Help upper management succeed - By working together towards a common goal, everybody wins. Stay in dialogue with upper management and identify what reporting will help them make better decisions.
Plan for the future - Did you know that only 41% of Financial Controllers have a personal development plan? Develop a written plan, find a mentor, and start working towards future goals.
With this list of 2020 resolutions, you are now ready to start the new year strong!
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