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CFO services - Addressing the challenges of the finance function | Brochure


Addressing your challenges

CFO services - Addressing the challenges of the finance functionToday’s CFOs are under more pressure than ever. Accounting scandals, financial restatements and increased investor activism have put CFOs and finance organisations under the microscope.

At the same time, CFOs face never-ending pressure to cut costs, grow revenue and tighten controls — while assuming unprecedented personal risk for their company’s mistakes. Given these internal and external forces, it is no wonder that CFO turnover is on the rise.

One reason the CFO’s job is getting more complicated is because it comprises four major roles. We call these distinct roles of the 'four faces' of the CFO.

The first role is the steward, protecting and preserving the assets of the organisation by minimising risk and getting the books right.

The second is the operator, conducting basic finance operations efficiently and effectively.

Third is the strategist, influencing the company’s overall direction.

And fourth is the catalyst, instilling a financial mindset to execution and risk-taking throughout the business.

In addition to these four finance-related roles, some CFOs feel that the rapid disappearance of the COO position is saddling them with a variety of responsibilities (such as human resources, real estate — including facilities and maintenance — and information technology) that have little or nothing to do with finance.

We understand that sometimes, the time or resources to meet all of these conflicting demands are limited and that today’s CFOs face a variety of big debates, and in most cases, there is not only one 'right' answer.
Variables need to be considered and good judgement needs to be applied.

Deloitte CFO services solutions

The Deloitte CFO Services offering focuses on solutions that address the challenges the CFOs of today face.

To help your finance function meet — or even exceed — the expectations of all stakeholders, solutions that cut across a variety of disciplines are needed. We offer integrated services to meet your organisation’s business needs, while strictly adhering to regulatory and professional requirements.

For all the featured solutions we have a proven track record and all the relevant know-how through the breadth of our cross-functional finance expertise. We seamlessly integrate expertise in consulting, corporate finance, financial advisory, assurance and tax as required.

A comprehensive overview of the core Deloitte CFO Services solutions is provided on the following pages.
Deloitte CFO Services range from the definition of the functional strategy for the finance department, over the detailed design of the organisation and the processes, to the full implementation of the enabling systems.

We provide a comprehensive suite of CFO services to support CFOs in their unique position as integrator of corporate governance, operations, performance management and business strategy. Deloitte CFO Services offers strategy, diagnostics, design and implementation support covering all areas of the finance function.

“We do not offer a standard toolbox. Our solutions are building blocks, to be integrated into a tailored offering to meet your requirements and priorities.”

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