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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

  • 2014 Q1 Global CFO Signals
    Finance executives worldwide are reporting sustained – and in some cases, increasing – optimism.
  • Time, talent, and relationships
    There are three fundamental resources that executives must manage during a transition: time, talent, and relationships.
  • The myth of ‘the first 90 days’
    Best-selling business books are placing perilous time constraints on newly minted members of a C-suite, but there’s good news for executives: these timeframes are merely a best-selling myth.
  • Why globalization demands (C)hief (F)rontier (O)fficers
    The CFO’s training is highly relevant to the new era of globalization, and finance’s increasingly global lens enables the function to structure and execute good deals across borders and mitigate enterprisewide risks.

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More Dig deeper

  • Compensation committees
    Preparing for proxy season.
  • Five questions on financial crime
    Read the latest issue of Risk Angles.
  • CFO as Chief Frontier Officer
    Article from the recent Business Trends 2014.
  • The 2013 COSO Framework and the Audit Committee
    Take a fresh look at internal controls.
  • Lessons from the edge
    What companies can learn from a tribe in the Amazon.

More Watch, listen and learn

  • ExternalURL
    Are your innovation and M&A efforts connected?
    Listen to the Dbriefs webcast playback.
  • The CFO Agenda: What is top of mind for CFOs in 2014?
    Listen to the Dbriefs webcast playback.

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