“You never win alone, you’re part of a team.”
Andreas speaks to Paul Toms, our Founder, at a time when he’s looking back on the past year and feeling well-prepared to tackle the challenges that 2021 presents him with, both personally and professionally. Andreas has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught him and his management team a lot, resulting in great improvements in the way the organisation manages its people.
After a 25-year career in Finance, Andreas explains the reasons that his role as a Chief Financial Officer both motivate and challenge him. He has a strong approach to leadership, which enables his whole team to align their focuses, and remain accountable and responsible for their actions.
Paul finds out what Andreas’ approach to recruiting a good team is, with some great advice for anyone looking to create a high performance team and prevent failed hires. We discuss the unique hiring process in Switzerland and offer some tips for other CFOs who are expanding their teams.
Andreas explains what it meant for him to win Switzerland’s CFO of the Year award in 2018, but why his success is always due to great effort from the whole team.
We explore what the future of the Finance function will look like, including the impact of technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) on decision-making. Andreas is confident that IT will add a lot of value to companies in the future, creating new jobs and processes, and enabling Finance professionals to broaden their area of work.
We also found out who Andreas’ two dream podcast guests would be and why.
If you’re looking for a particular part of the episode, please use the timestamps below:
01:06: What Andreas has learnt during the pandemic03:48: What motivates and challenges Andreas05:44: Andreas’ approach to leadership07:23: How to successfully hire a high performance team12:39: Advice for CFOs on recruiting great people14:23: Being awarded CFO of the Year 201816:05: The characteristics that make Andreas a great CFO17:16: How will technology impact the Finance function?20:27: Andreas’ dream podcast guests22:11: How to reach out to Andreas
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