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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Bold insights for one of the toughest jobs in the world

Today’s chief financial officers (CFOs) are expected to play four diverse and challenging roles: steward, operator, strategist and catalyst. These varied roles make a CFO’s job more complex than ever.

The CFO Program brings together a multidisciplinary team of Deloitte leaders and subject matter specialists to help CFOs stay ahead in the face of growing challenges and demands. The Program harnesses our organization’s broad capabilities to deliver forward thinking and fresh insights for every stage of a CFO’s career. Learn more about The CFO Program.

Explore our latest insights for 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.

More Featured insights

  • Reassessing IP strategies in a disruptive age
    The twin currents of patent law change and accelerating technological transformation and disruption have made it essential for business leaders to master the dimensions of IP management through a contemporary lens.
  • Executive transitions: Dealing with the passed-over rival
    While Machiavelli suggests executing former princes and rivals, today we should avail ourselves of more civilized, and even cooperative, strategies. So how should you deal with a passed-over rival?
  • Fox Business Network interview, October 6, 2014
    Sandy Cockrell, national managing partner, U.S. CFO Program, Deloitte LLP, discusses the highlights from the Q3 2014 North American CFO Signals survey results.
  • Talent: Building the team you need now
    Knowing critical trade-offs and how to effectively gauge skills may help you better navigate.

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  • Embracing digital
    Why boards that don’t couldn’t put companies at risk.
  • Effective IR
    Maintaining a responsive dialogue with the street.
  • US Economic forecast
    Volume 2 issue 3.
  • Become a leader of change
    Managing through your company’s liquidity crisis.
  • Latin America rising
    How Latin American companies become global leaders.

More Watch, listen and learn

  • The advantaged portfolio: A CFO playbook for portfolio realignment
    Register for the November 19 Deloitte Dbriefs.
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  • Shareholder activism: Managing independent-minded investors
    Listen to the Deloitte Dbriefs playback.
  • The boardroom imperative: Tackling cyber risk
    Listen to the Deloitte Dbriefs playback.

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