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CFO Article Archive

Deloitte writes and compiles a regular stream of CFO-centric content and timely features—research, topical digests, perspectives, and insights and technical analyses—which appear in a separate module of CFO Journal, an online publication from The Wall Street Journal. Note: The Wall Street Journal News Department is not involved in the creation of Deloitte content.

CFOs are challenged by ever-increasing demands as their role expands and evolves. Deloitte’s content is designed to help them manage the complexities of their roles, tackle their company’s most compelling challenges, and adapt to strategic shifts in the market. Visit the Deloitte Module in CFO Journal for brief articles on a range of issues of interest to CFOs.

Visit Deloitte's CFO Center for additional perspectives on the complex and ever-changing role of the CFO.

Featured CFO articles

  • Tomorrow’s CFO: Moving “Up and to the Right” as Strategist and Innovator
    Frank Friedman, CFO and Managing Partner of Finance and Administration for Deloitte LLP, discusses why the CFOs of tomorrow will need to shape strategy, drive innovation and harness technologies to support the business, while staying focused on the financials.
  • For Life Sciences CFOs: How to Innovate for a Shifting Market
    Innovation will be crucial to life sciences companies as they shift to an outcome-based pricing system driven by quality of patient service. CFOs can play a major role by directing resources toward innovations that could improve profitability and shareholder value.
  • Global CFO Signals: Signs of a Sustainable Recovery?
    Asked about the economy, many CFOs say uncertainty is down, corporate prospects are up, and their risk appetite is close to ravenous, according to the first-quarter 2014 Global CFO Signals report.
  • Mid-market Forging Ahead with Investments to Spur Growth: Survey
    Despite the harsh winter’s toll on growth for U.S. businesses, mid-market executives report more confidence in growth prospects and are accelerating strategic business investments, according to Deloitte’s recent Mid-market Perspectives report.
  • Reducing “Value Killer” Threats to Market Cap
    A company's market capitalization can be destroyed by a number of events. Whatever the cause, the recovery can be long and difficult. Learn common drivers in "The Value Killers Revisited: A Risk Management Study.”
  • The Myth of “the First 90 Days”
    Best-selling business books place perilous time constraints on newly minted C-suite members; the good news is that these timeframes are merely a myth, says Dr. Ajit Kambil, global research director for Deloitte LLP's CFO Program.
  • Aligning Risk and Value: Five Questions and Answers
    As risks have grown more complex, companies are realizing that their risk management functions may not be as effective as they should be. Learn answers to questions about aligning risk and value and how the financial services industry is changing its approach to risk management.
  • CFOs Adapting Business Strategies in Pursuit of Growth
    Many North American large-company CFOs expect to make changes to their business portfolios, strategies and risk management to align with the challenging business environment, and many plan to return cash to shareholders, according to Deloitte's Q1 2014 CFO Signals™ survey.

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  • Business Technology
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Governance, Regulatory & Risk
  • Industry
  • M&A
  • Tax

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