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Chief Financial Officer – a Finance Steward

Driving compliance and control

Four Faces of the CFO: Steward

Financial Stewards must focus on delivering effective compliance and control mechanisms to preserve organisational assets and minimise risk. The Finance Steward focuses on assessment and mitigation of risk and compliance against applicable regulatory or legal requirements, while running effective financial and reporting mechanisms.

To achieve this, the Finance Steward must develop effective information and data quality controls, enforce regulatory requirements across domestic and global operations and deliver a stringent governance framework that takes into account an increasingly complex business environment. Stewards are adept at delivering effective compliance, accounting and reporting, are knowledgeable in operational and fraud risks and adopt efficient control frameworks.


Research & Insights

  • Faster financial reporting
    Achieving a fast, efficient close is a constant challenge. Many companies continue to devote an excessive amount of time and effort on financial reporting at period ends which can be resource and time intensive, increase the risk of errors and even disrupt business decision-making.
  • Risk capability
    Deloitte's Enterprise Risk Services practice consists of nearly 1000 professionals in 24 offices across the UK. We advise organisations on how to effectively mitigate risk and make informed and intelligent risk decisions to maximise opportunities.

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  • Four faces of the CFO: Catalyst
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