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CFO Article Archive

Deloitte writes and compiles a regular stream of CFO-centric content and timely features—research, topical digests, perspectives, and insights and technical analyses—which appear in a separate module of CFO Journal, an online publication from The Wall Street Journal. Note: The Wall Street Journal News Department is not involved in the creation of Deloitte content.

CFOs are challenged by ever-increasing demands as their role expands and evolves. Deloitte’s content is designed to help them manage the complexities of their roles, tackle their company’s most compelling challenges, and adapt to strategic shifts in the market. Visit the Deloitte Module in CFO Journal for brief articles on a range of issues of interest to CFOs.

Visit Deloitte's CFO Center for additional perspectives on the complex and ever-changing role of the CFO.

Featured CFO articles

  • Cyberrisk: What Lessons Have We Learned?
    Virtual attacks at various enterprises have put cybersecurity front and center. Kiran Mantha and Irfan Saif, principals in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Cyber Risk Services practice, discuss how firms and boards can broaden their approaches to cybersecurity.
  • IT and Data Quality Are Big Hurdles for Lease Accounting Compliance
    Compliance with the FASB's proposed lease accounting standard, which fundamentally changes the rules that govern accounting for equipment and real estate leases may be difficult. Firms may want to begin addressing implementation challenges soon.
  • Themes Shaping the Mutual Fund Industry Outlook
    The mutual fund industry's success this year may hinge on how well it continues to manage risks while navigating fresh challenges as it ventures into new products and market activities.
  • Realigning Your Organization’s Portfolio for Growth
    As complex as portfolio realignment can be, CFOs looking to unlock additional shareholder value in a slow-growth climate may find it to be a business imperative. Learn steps companies can to take to build an “advantaged portfolio.”
  • Why It’s Hard to Learn New Information: Weekend Reading
    Learning something new can be extraordinarily difficult, says Michael Raynor, coauthor of The Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies Think. Learn how one CFO’s mental flexibility allowed him to rise to the challenge.
  • Should Enterprise Compliance Be Centralized or Decentralized?
    An enterprise compliance program can be either centralized or decentralized, or even a hybrid. What's important is ensuring that the compliance officer can make compliance a priority across the enterprise.
  • Shared Services Centers Up Their Game
    The next generation of shared services centers includes higher value processes, new geographies and a higher utilization of hybrid models. Companies are also investing in new technology to improve service.
  • The Final Volcker Rule: 10 Issues for Banks to Consider
    Release of the final Volcker Rule provided banking institutions some relief from the original proposal. Still, the requirements remain complex. Learn what executives and boards should consider as they begin to develop compliance programs to meet the final requirements.
  • How IT Can Help Deliver Improved M&A Deal Value
    In the book, M&A Information Technology Best Practices, Janice Roehl-Anderson of Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses how to leverage the IT function for more effective transactions.
  • MOOCs Teach Corporations about New Opportunities: Weekend Reading
    Massive online open courses, or MOOCs, are not yet well known in the corporate sector. But they are expected to have a major impact in areas ranging from recruiting and training to marketing and branding.

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  • Business Technology
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  • Industry
  • M&A
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  • Tax

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