Peter and Pierre, 2 talented and curious CFOs, one working in the US and the other in France were dreaming for many months of crossing the Atlantic to find a job on the other side.

How many times did countless of us wake up and say, “why not relocating”? In a global world it is a natural question. But is it realistic?

Since this paper is not a touristic guide, the underlying question is “what is the CFO function made of and do I have the skillset to become CFO on the other side of the Atlantic?”

Not only will we discuss the differences between CFO roles in the Americas vs. in Europe, but also whether this role has evolved in the same way over- time. In other words, we will answe...