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Chief Financial Officer – a Finance Strategist

Defining the future of the organisation

Four Faces of the CFO: StrategistFinancial strategists help to set the future direction of the company in order to enhance business performance and shareholder value. The strategist leverages their financial perspective to frame the acquisition of capital, undertake M&A and other investments, strategic decision-making, integration and performance management.

To achieve this, the strategist provides the information and tools necessary for the organisation to make sound business decisions. Strategists are adept at balancing and monitoring risk when executing the strategic initiatives of the organisation.

Research & Insights

  • Eurozone Crisis
    The biggest concern for UK CFOs in 2012 is the risk of a break-up of the euro. CFOs attach a 37% probability to one or more members of the Single Currency leaving the euro in 2012 - Deloitte CFO Survey.
  • Deloitte CFO Survey Q4 2011
    Our quarterly survey captures shifts in UK CFOs' opinions on valuations, risks and financing and has become a benchmark for gauging financial attitudes of major corporate users of capital.
  • M&A: changing times, changing tactics
    Global M&A activity for 2011 totalled $2.17tr and was up by 2.5% from 2012. However 2011 was clearly a year of two halves – the first half of the year was particularly strong but the subsequent economic pressures, particularly in the Eurozone, saw deal activity fall steeply in the second half of the year.

Related links

  • Four faces of the CFO: Operator
  • Four faces of the CFO: Steward
  • Four faces of the CFO: Catalyst
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  • Back to Transforming the Finance Function homepage

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