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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

  • Strong Sense of Purpose Key Driver of Business Investment: Survey
    Deloitte’s Core Beliefs & Culture survey found that organizations that focus on positively impacting customers, employees and society are more confident in their growth prospects and ability to outpace industry disruptions and outperform competition.
  • Rent-A-Center CEO Robert Davis Discusses His Transition from CFO
    Robert Davis, appointed CEO of Rent-A-Center after serving as its CFO since 1999, discusses what it takes to make the move from CFO to CEO and what CFOs who want to become CEO can do to prepare for the top spot.
  • North American CFOs Preparing Next Generation of Finance Chiefs
    While 52% of CFOs have a direct report who will be CFO-ready within one year, nearly 90% have at least one who will be ready in one to three years, according to Deloitte LLP's most recent CFO Signals™ survey.
  • The Power of Business Chemistry
    The “Business Chemistry” framework identifies behavior patterns that can help CFOs improve individual interactions with diverse stakeholder and influence strategy.
  • Federal CFO: Making the Move to Shared Services
    The move to shared services model can help federal CFOs meet increasing demands to do more with less. The transition plan should consider organizational, operational and technology impacts on the agency.
  • Strategic M&A May Rejuvenate a Tepid Wholesale Distribution Sector
    Using larger, strategic M&A deals, the wholesale distribution industry could potentially overcome such obstacles as limited expansion opportunities, regulatory constraints and structural impediments.
  • Why Globalization Demands Chief Frontier Officers
    With increasing globalization, the CFO's role is shifting to help make global initiatives succeed. Learn how CFOs can hone their approaches to take on these new responsibilities.
  • New COSO Framework May Mean Renewed Compliance Effort
    COSO’s update to the assessment framework for internal control over financial reporting retained the five initial components of internal control, but also introduced 17 principles. It's important not to underestimate the effort required to comply with the update and address potential gaps.

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

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