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Public Sector Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The challenges facing public sector today are significant and the CFO is often taking the lead in helping define and deliver on options to work through those challenges to determine the public sector financial operating models of the future.

Deloitte offers many services to help you on that journey along with research studies, webinars, and tailored innovation and idea presentations.

Explore our most recent insights for Government CFOs below. You can also subscribe to our CFO Insights series or visit the CFO Insights section. Also 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

Red Ink Rising: Navigating the Perils of Public Debt
Money has been spent that has not been earned, and promises made that cannot be met. This will challenge democratic governance models in many countries, requiring systemic, structural changes to bend the government’s cost curve down.
Sustainability: Why CFOs are driving savings and strategy
Viewing the CFO’s role through a sustainability lens ensures that the long-term economic viability of the company coincides with a balanced view of the environmental impact.
Econometric analysis for scenario-based planning
Companies that are well prepared and able to quickly execute strategically thought-out plans are better positioned to thrive during uncertainty.
Leading the multigenerational finance department
At a time when critical skill sets are increasingly difficult to secure and retain, finance leaders should have a clear view of how to attract, develop, and retain people of diverse backgrounds and generations.
Capital productivity
An effective strategy to counteract a delicate economic environment and transcend shareholder value is to make capital expenditure planning a core competency tightly woven into an organization’s corporate fiber.
Public sector, disrupted: How disruptive innovation can help government achieve more for less.
Tap into the potential of disruptive innovation to help radically reduce public program costs without slashing services.

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