It’s become increasingly rare for IT pros to be able to tell the company CFO: “You’re not the boss of me.”
In 42% of organizations, the top person in the IT department reports directly to the CFO, according to a survey from Gartner. That makes the CFO the most likely boss of IT.
Additionally, 53% of CFOs said they’d like to move to this reporting arrangement.
What this means for IT managers: It’s getting increasingly more important to be able to explain the value of IT investments in ways Finance folks can understand.
In other businesses, IT reports to the CEO (33%), the COO (16%), a chief admin officer (2%) and other officers (7%).
Take a look at our whitepaper on increasing IT spending for advice on communicating with your CFO or CEO.