No one to look up to

More than half of Canadian CFOs have never had a mentor
||Last Updated: 07/11/2006

If you’ve ever wondered if the chief financial officer is lonely in her office, the answer might be yes, but chances are she is used to it. Fifty-one per cent of CFOs polled recently said they never had a mentor, either formally or informally.

The survey, by staffing service Accountemps, includes responses from more than 270 CFOs from Canadian companies with more than 20 employees.

“While talent and dedication are sometimes all that are required to advance professionally, having a mentor can help pave the way to career success,” said Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps.