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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

  • CFO Analytics
    Ajit Kambil, Global research director for the CFO Program discusses why so many CFOs are turning to business analytics. Watch the video series to learn the questions analytics can help CFOs to answer.
  • 2014 Q2 Global CFO Signals
    Little wonder that in many of the 11 country reports in this edition of Global CFO Signals, finance chiefs are reporting sustained optimism, a healthy risk appetite, and expansionary tactics.
  • Cybersecurity: Five essential truths
    Given the costs and the increasingly malicious nature of cyber attacks, CFOs are understandably focused on identifying potential cyber risks and planning their corporate responses.
  • Congratulations on your promotion. Now give up your old job.
    Beware the traps of doing your old job in addition to your new one for an extended period of time and overestimating the quality of the staff you inherit.

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More Dig deeper

  • How to drive shareholder value with risk transformation
    Accomplishing a dual-goal strategy.
  • Transitioning to a new role?
    Be selective about your priorities.
  • Elevating executives' transition priorities
    Manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Aligning compliance risk management to business priorities
    Advancing the strategic plan.
  • Improved visibility into profitability needed
    CFO Survey.

More Watch, listen and learn

  • Shareholder activism: Managing independent-minded investors
    Register: September 17, 2014 Deloitte Dbriefs.
  • CFOs and globalization: The call for Chief Frontier Officers
    Listen to the Deloitte Dbriefs playback.

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