The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 9 – Rob Haxton – Blast.TV

In today’s episode we speak to Rob Haxton, a Board level Group Finance Director, currently working at Blast.TV.

Rob’s career is about as varied as they come. He’s always kept an eye on his CV with his career moves – making sure he builds on his experience and becomes as well-rounded as possible. As he points out, being a great CFO means understanding the whole business, not just your own area of expertise.

With such a successful career in so many areas of the entertainment and publishing sector, Rob has amassed a wealth of expert knowledge.

In today’s episode, we discuss:
• How it pays to be prudent when working on a budget – figuring that one awkward meeting at the beginning of the year, followed by 11 good ones where you’ve over-delivered is preferable to the other way around.

• How working for smaller companies is often more rewarding than working at larger ones, because you can see first-hand the impact of your decisions on the business.

• And how becoming a great CFO requires you to be an expert communicator with all departments across the business.

It was so great speaking to Rob and finding out more about his experiences and the challenges he’s faced along the way.

Whether you’re just at the start of your finance career or a CFO yourself, today’s episode will give you a lingering snapshot of what a varied and successful career in finance can look like.

We’re keen to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please do get in touch at ku.oc.satiremun@ofni

If you want to find out more about Rob, check out his LinkedIn profile –

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