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Elements: Growth

The CFO Agenda


CFOs see firsthand how growth happens in detail, quarter after quarter, year after year, all across the business. Where and how should the company invest more? Where does it make sense to dial back? Smart business leaders know to ask the CFO.

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Third quarter 2014 CFO SignalsTM results
This quarter’s findings appear to build on last quarter’s positive momentum and seem to make the strongest case yet for the sustained economic acceleration that has previously been so elusive.

First quarter 2014 – CFO SignalsTM results
CFOs are optimistic, but their near-term growth expectations are weak. And, there are rising signs of conservatism and tentativeness.

Realigning your portfolio for growth
By approaching the realignment process holistically and rigorously, companies can create a portfolio that delivers sustainable growth, and better utilizes future investments.

Fourth quarter 2013 – CFO SignalsTM results
CFOs are still not planning for substantial growth, and a growing number may be becoming more defensive.

Three ways CFOs can drive innovation, growth
The keys in the current slow-growth economy are capital flexibility, transparent decision-making and informed opportunism, as discussed by Deloitte CFO Frank Friedman.

First quarter 2013 – CFO SignalsTM results
CFOs and their companies appear poised to move forward, spurring both organic and M&A expansion. Cash-rich and lean, many are getting even more aggressive about finding and exploiting pockets of growth.

Lessons from the lab: It takes more than “Dr. No” to create value
Ajit Kambil, global research director for Deloitte's CFO Program, discusses how incoming and established CFOs alike can overcome being perceived as naysayers and instead be viewed as value creators.

Growth strategies: What can work in emerging markets?
The potential of the emerging markets continues to be compelling. But, what approaches actually work in emerging markets, and how can a CFO know which specific strategy is most appropriate for his or her organization?

Deloitte growth enterprise services: CFO article archive
Deloitte writes and compiles a regular stream of CFO-centric content and timely features, including research, topical digests, perspectives, and insights and technical analyses, in a special section of CFO Journal, an online publication from The Wall Street Journal.

CFO article archive: Industry
Deloitte writes and compiles a regular stream of CFO-centric content and timely features, including research, topical digests, perspectives, and insights and technical analyses, in a special section of CFO Journal, an online publication from The Wall Street Journal.

What is your unique growth code?
During an uneven recovery, companies are torn between pursuing meaningful growth and focusing on cash conservation and operational improvements. As the economy revives, CFOs are increasingly turning to a growth agenda.

Do you have a finance-talent strategy?
CFOs are ultimately responsible for having the people, the leaders, and the specialist skills necessary to run and grow their function and their company.

CFOs can use analytics to drive bottom-line growth
Putting intelligent insights to work.

Finance masters
How finance is quietly emerging as a key to business transformation.

Responsive finance
Deloitte and SAP team up to help CFOs achieve more value, faster.

Innovation: can you improve the odds of success?
Armed with empirical evidence, companies can stick with the ideas they have reason to believe will succeed even if there are material speed bumps along the way.

Foreign direct investment: How to successfully expand your global footprint
As companies look overseas for new opportunities, chief financial officers need to take a leadership role in examining the benefits and risks of cross-border merger and acquisition activity.

The mission driven CFO
The unique challenges faced by CFOs and finance functions of non-profit enterprises.

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