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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

  • Workplace redesign: Turning your environment into a productivity machine
    Why it’s important for companies to create a unified strategy across three workplace elements and how CFOs can foster the practices that achieve it.
  • Getting the right people in the right seats
    A few key questions can help you identify where you may have to replace key staff, reassign staff, or invest in training and coaching to upgrade their skills.
  • Compliance programs: What separates "good enough" from "great"?
    Explore the building blocks of a world-class program that not only protects an organization from internal and external threats, but also enhances its brand and strengthens its relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • CFO Analytics video series
    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.

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More Dig deeper

  • How to prepare for the move from CFO to CEO
    For some CFOs, the next step in their career journey is the CEO spot.
  • Cybersecurity
    Five essential truths.
  • Integrated business planning
    How CFOs can improve forecasting.
  • Risk Angles
    Five questions on compliance.
  • A Look at How CFOs and their companies are using social media
    Companies have focused on risks rather than opportunities.

More Watch, listen and learn

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

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