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Elements: Disruption

The CFO Agenda

Markets change. Customers change. The world changes. CFOs need to know how to roll with the punches and help their peers see clearly even in a chaotic environment. When you’re staring into a roiling sea of disruption, there’s nobody you’d rather have at your side.

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What's keeping CFOs up in 2014?
While the economic landscape may be (thankfully) tamer, the pressures on finance chiefs and their companies to perform continue to mount.

Clarity on fiscal/spending policy: CFOs' top priority for planning
CFOs indicated that getting clarity from lawmakers on fiscal/spending policy would most improve their companies' planning efforts, according to Deloitte's latest CFO Signals survey.

Large-company CFOs' expectations reflect a mixed outlook at outset of 2013
Given the uncertainty from the lengthy political stalemate in the U.S. and continued global economic volatility, CFOs of large North American companies are feeling cautious about their cash and have tempered their expectations for investing for growth and domestic hiring, according to Deloitte's latest CFO Signals survey.

Fourth quarter 2012 - CFO SignalsTM results
Lingering uncertainty has pushed CFOs’ investment expectations even lower – with new lows for growth in capital spending, R&D, and marketing investments.

Steps CFOs should consider now as the fiscal cliff looms
An accelerated dividend, a special dividend, dividends-in-kind and a leveraged recapitalization, plus compensation planning, are among steps CFOs can take.

Using econometrics to bolster scenario planning
Scenario-based planning using econometric analysis can enhance the competitive advantage of a business and position an organization to be better able to adapt to an ever-changing business environment.

Ripple effects: Why water is a CFO issue
Water is growing scarcer. And that scarcity  is a finance issue – one that has the potential to disrupt business and supply chain operations, lead to increased costs, and increase the price of commodity products.

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.

CFO article archive: Economic outlook
Deloitte writes and compiles a regular stream of CFO-centric content and timely features, including research, topical digests, perspectives, and insights and technical analyses, in a special section of CFO Journal, an online publication from The Wall Street Journal.

The innovator's manifesto
A blueprint for understanding and managing the forces that influence disruption so that companies can shape high-octane business plans to create disruptive growth.

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