Jussi Nunes – CFO Perspective | Episode 77

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The podcast today features Jussi Nunes who is the CFO at B & K Bank. 

B & K is a start-up bank and Jussi was part of building the bank from scratch. 

There are a lot of different aspects that Jussi helps with in order to help the business succeed and grow. 

On the episode:

  • Jussi when looking to hire for his team looks for a number of things. He wants to find someone that not only fits in with the current team but also someone who as diversity and can help the business to succeed. 
  • The core capabilities and experience are important factors when hiring his direct reports and someone who will help achieve the objectives.
  • The softer skills and core technical capabilities are both important went Jussi is trying to find the right fit for the team.
  • The treasury view within the bank is starting to change. It use to be seen as a simple structure of the business, however it is now becoming a more strategic role and working with the CFO is important to the business.
  • Jussi is actively involved with the treasury team and they speak on a daily basis in order to keep everything open and everyone on the same page.
  • There are times when the whole business need to work together to ensure smooth running of the different processes as they are not always straightforward and able to be completed by just one team.
  • Jussi believes that a successful treasurer is showcased by a person who is able to combine all the technical skills along with communication and responding to the different problems in a positive and effective way.
  • Mentors have played a part throughout Jussi’s career and have helped him to grow and succeed throughout different roles that he has been in. Listening to the experience of others has helped Jussi a lot and helped him to understand the different aspects of the industry.
  • Networking is an important part of your career and Jussi recommends to network with others when necessary, without networking just for the sake of it.
  • Attending forums as a guest and also as a speaker is a great way to network and get to know others in the industry.
  • Technology is becoming more prominent in the treasury field, Jussi doesn’t foresee a lot of change to the role of the treasurer however the overall department can see changes with the introduction of technology and different technological advancements.

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