This site uses cookies to provide you with a more responsive and personalised service. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies. Please read our cookie notice for more information on the cookies we use and how to delete or block them.

Bookmark Email Print page

Central European CFOs are unwilling to take risks

Central Europe CFO Programme

CECFO Survey

The Deloitte CE CFO Survey is a unique collection of 6 locally tailored reports reflecting the opinions of 265 CFOs of leading companies in the Central European region. The findings are based on the second edition of a Deloitte survey undertaken in January in the region's six largest economies – Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. All the unique reports provide fascinating insights into CFO opinions at a key moment in economic history.

"A vast majority of Polish companies have been less affected by the current economic slowdown than other companies in Europe. Therefore our perception of economic reality is justly optimistic. Polish companies should take this opportunity and try to take decisive steps to win those markets through acquisitions or investments."
Rafał Regulski, Vice President of the Management Board, Finance Director, Alchemia S.A.

Local country insights

Did you know that:

Polish CFOs are the most optimistic and least risk averse from the region, with 35% of them feeling that now is a good time to take more risk onto their company's balance sheets.

On the other hand, Hungarian CFOs are the most risk averse and pessimistic with close to 97.7% CFOs unwilling to take risk and around 40% expecting recession for the upcoming year.

It is in the Czech and Slovak Republics that CFOs have the most positive approach to bank financing as a source of funding (30.4% and 33.3% respectively), while the most negative attitude is in Croatia where around a third find it unattractive. Czech CFOs are also the only group from the region who do not have business remodelling and restructuring as their high priority.

CFOs in Romania and Croatia are the strongest supporters of raising funds through equity sales, while a high proportion of Slovak CFOs see it as unattractive.

CFO Survey Poland CFO Survey Croatia

Download the CFO Survey Poland


Download the CFO Survey Croatia
CFO Survey Slovakia CFO Survey Hungary

Download the CFO Survey Slovakia


Download the CFO Survey Hungary
Download the CFO Survey Czech Republic Download the CFO Survey Romania



Gavin Flook
Deloitte Central Europe
Job Title:
CFO Program Lead Partner
+48 (22) 5110896
Iva Fiserova
Deloitte Central Europe
Job Title:
CFO Project Manager
+420 246 042 815
Share your comments


Stay connected