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Last updated on 4 July 2018
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Appointing the right chief finance officer (CFO) is key to supporting the success of your multi-academy trust. Get expert suggestions on what questions to ask at interview, and what to look for in an answer. You'll also find a suggested interview task to test candidates' skill at budget analysis and management.

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  1. Desire for the role
  2. Past experience
  3. Relationships with other groups
  4. Working with the governing board
  5. Planning for funding changes
  6. Creating reports
  7. Interview task: mock budget

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