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Federal Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Bold insights for one of the toughest jobs in the Federal government


Facing myriad challenges with shrinking budgets and the demand for agencies to accomplish their missions with less funding, Federal CFOs serve as primary enablers balancing agencies’ mission needs with their funding, compliance and financial reporting requirements.   

The Federal CFO Program brings together a multidisciplinary team of Deloitte leaders and subject matter specialists – across the Federal and commercial space – to help Federal CFOs stay ahead in the face of growing challenges, requirements and other emerging demands. The Program harnesses our organization’s broad capabilities to deliver forward thinking and fresh insights for every stage of a Federal CFO’s career.


Explore our latest tools and insights for Federal CFOs below. Learn more about our Federal CFO Insights series and visit the CFO article archive for topical digests, technical analyses and insights written and compiled by Deloitte in a special section of CFO Journal, published by The Wall Street Journal.

Featured insights

  • Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act)
    The DATA Act will transform the federal government spending data from disparate data into standardized common data elements to provide reliable and searchable spending information to the public. Learn more.
  • Federal CFO Roundtables
    CFO Roundtables tackle the topics that matter most for CFOs who want to stay ahead. Learn more about this special opportunity to network with peers, explore challenging issues, and share leading practices.
  • Federal Technically Speaking
    A collection of recent federal financial accounting and reporting guidance updated every two weeks to keep finance leaders aware of changes driving government finance.
  • Federal Perspectives
    Quick read perspectives on top issues written by Deloitte’s federal finance leaders in a special section of CFO Journal, published by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Federal CFO Insights
    A thought leadership series dedicated to discussing the issues that Federal Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and finance executives face today. Federal CFO Insights provides an easily digestible and regular stream of perspectives on the challenges you are confronted with.


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Dig deeper

  • Meet our former Federal CFOs
    Learn more about our leaders.
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
    Insights from our commercial counterparts.

Read, listen, learn

  • Helping government deliver
    Exploring new ways to share resources.
  • Responsive working capital funds
    Effectively break the budget allocation/cost-cutting cycle.
  • Eggs, baskets, and federal benchmarks
    Achieving financial management maturity.
  • Data-driven results influence Federal budget cuts
    Learn more from the Information Week-Government article.
  • Adding insight to finance
    Using analytics to improve public sector financial management.

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