The role that the CFO is expected to take on in today’s healthcare organizations is much different than it used to be. Now, the candidates being looked at to fill the CFO position are also required to have a wider range of skills as the scope of the functions and teams they manage and coordinate expand. In addition to a solid financial background, industry specific knowledge and experience in long term care, out-patient services, etc. are key to landing a healthcare CFO interview. And because the CFO in a healthcare organization is now tasked with interacting with many more constituencies than in the past, emphasizing strong communication skills, team building and public relations skills will get the attention of the search committee. You can read more about the changing role of the healthcare CFO in this interesting article we found in Healthcare Finance.