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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

  • CFOs Signal Some Optimism, but Also Caution Looking Ahead
    Large-company CFO's are less optimistic regarding their organizations’ growth prospects than they have been at the start of each of the previous three years, according to the latest CFO Signals™ survey. And year-over-year earnings projections by CFOs hit an all-time survey low of 7.9%.
  • How to Prepare for Your Next CFO Job (Even if You’re Not Looking)
    Jeremy Hanson and Alyse Bodine of Heidrick & Struggles Global Financial Officers Practice discuss what companies are looking for in a CFO and how CFOs can position themselves for a new opportunity.
  • Strengthening the Relationship with Inside Counsel
    Better interaction between finance and the general counsel’s office may maximize value, minimize risk and make each department more effective. Learn steps CFOs and GCs can take to improve their relationship.
  • Compensation Committees: Preparing for Proxy Season
    With proxy season here, firms should prepare for scrutiny of their executive compensation plans and metrics. Learn the cornerstones of guiding decisions on executive pay: compensation philosophy, pay positioning and peer group development.
  • M&A in Oil and Gas: Potential Rebound in North America
    The market for oil and gas industry M&A is showing signs of a rebound, according to a Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions report despite a continued cautious stance on dealmaking.
  • Highlights of the SEC Speaks in 2014 Conference
    The SEC Speaks in 2014 Conference covered disclosure efficiency, staff's observations about registrants' filings, cybersecurity and audit committee considerations. Read the highlights
  • Managing Outsourcing Risks at the Early Stages
    Outsourcing is becoming a standard business practice, creating new risks for organizations. Learn mitigation strategies and a five-phase approach to manage risks in outsourcing relationships.
  • Closing the Gap Between Management and Investor Views of Company Value
    CFOs are becoming their organizations’ chief communicators. But communications breakdowns can occur, resulting in a gap between management's and investors' perceptions of the company's value. It's critical for management to understand gaps in perceptions of value and close them.
  • The SEC’s Social Media Guidance: Issues and Risks to Consider
    Despite the SEC’s guidance on disclosing investor information on social media, companies remain uncertain about compliance risks. Khalid Wasti, director with Deloitte & Touche LLP, discusses compliance risks companies may face and mitigation strategies.
  • How Technology Companies Can Redeploy Cash to Enhance Shareholder Value
    With the market demanding revenue growth, a cash-rich but growth-poor strategy may no longer be sustainable for tech firms. A Deloitte Consulting LLP study of tech firms’ capital allocation strategies discusses the most powerful drivers of topline revenue growth.

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  • Business Technology
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Governance, Regulatory & Risk
  • Industry
  • M&A
  • Talent & Career Matters
  • Tax

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