Human Capital & Careers

A Few of Our Favorite Things: CFOs Rate Perks

Finance chiefs covet equity stakes and company cars, survey says.
Stephen TaubOctober 8, 2001

What perks do chief financial officers value most?

According to a Hyde Park Communications survey, a company car and an equity stake topped the CFO wish-list. The poll of some 50 randomly chosen finance chiefs was developed by Taylor White, a Tampa Bay area-based executive search firm which specializes in placing accounting and financial professionals.

Of the CFOs polled, 24 percent would like a company car, while 22 percent desire equity in their company in addition to their salary.

Other benefits highly ranked by Tampa Bay CFOs were stock options (16 percent) and deferred compensation (16 percent).

The survey, which targeted companies with revenues in excess of $10 million, notes that 90 percent of Tampa Bay CFOs receive an incentive bonus, 80 percent receive insurance coverage, 59 percent receive stock options, 32 percent receive a company car, and 14 percent receive equity in their company.

Other incentives include deferred compensation (10 percent) and a 401(k) (8 percent).