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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

  • Can internal audit be a command center for risk?
    Armed with senior management's support, internal audit can leverage technology and data to better partner with finance – and contemporize its governance role to one that identifies and tackles the risks most relevant to the organization.
  • Fox Business Network interview, March 31, 2014
    Sandy Cockrell, national managing partner, U.S. CFO Program, Deloitte LLP, discusses the highlights from the Q1 2014 North American CFO Signals survey results.
  • 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.

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More Dig deeper

  • As cyberattacks evolve, so should the corporate response
    Strengthen preventive cybersecurity measures and mitigate risks.
  • Should enterprise compliance be centralized or decentralized?
    Important considerations.
  • Proxy disclosures indicate growing risk oversight by boards
    An increasing trend toward distributing risk-related responsibilities.
  • Global Economic Outlook, Q1 2014
    Major topics include commodity price cycles and the brand appeal of emerging markets.
  • Deloitte Greenhouse
    Accelerate breakthroughs.

More Watch, listen and learn

  • The CFO Agenda: What is top of mind for CFOs in 2014?
    Listen to the Dbriefs webcast playback.
  • Analytics trends: What does the future hold for CFOs?
    Listen to the Dbriefs webcast playback.
  • Technical debt: Reversing the deficit
    Listen to the Dbriefs webcast playback.

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