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Meet Steven Ehrenhalt

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Steven Ehrenhalt has spent more than 20 years providing consulting services to the finance function, helping those working within it to increase their contributions to their company’s value. He is the global leader of the Finance Transformation practice and has led and enhanced Deloitte's offerings which improve the finance function so that it can better contribute to the success of the enterprise.

His areas of focus include finance transformation, performance management, planning, budgeting and forecasting, organizational design and talent management. Steven also provides consulting services for disclosure management, financial reporting and controls, delegation/grant of authority, costing and profitability measurement, as well as financial systems and process improvement.

He has authored numerous publications and has been quoted on topics of interest to CFOs in CFO magazine, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. He earned a master of business administration degree in finance from the Columbia Business School and his bachelor of science degree in accounting from Yeshiva University.

My Latest Thinking

Finance Masters: How Finance Is Quietly Emerging as a Key to Business Transformation
In assessing their companies’ strengths, executives tend not to focus on the ubiquitous finance function. Yet recent survey data suggest that many strong-performing companies and those with superior alignment between strategic and operational goals, have elevated finance beyond stewardship and honed it to a fine competitive edge.

Tick, Tick, Tick: How to Spot Finance Timebombs Before They Explode 
In this article from Boardroom Briefing, Steven identifies signs that may indicate the finance organization is in over its head, along with some practical advice on how to address the problem.

Breathing Lessons (How CFOs can thrive under pressure)
Book No. 7 in our Straight Talk Book Series chronicles how CFOs can still manage to “do it all,” with practical advice for being effective at the things that really matter.

The Finance Talent Challenge: How Leading CFOs Are Taking Charge
This global survey explores how CFOs tap the “people side” of finance to assume a more strategic role. The study surveyed more than 600 senior finance executives from all major industries and regions.

In the News: Deloitte Thought Leaders Discuss Issues Facing the CFO and Finance Function
This is a compendium of news articles discussing CFOs and finance function issues. Topics covered include the top five issues on the CFO’s wish list, the various roles CFOs take on and the rotation of high performers through jobs inside and outside finance.

My Areas of Specialization

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My Career High

One of my proudest moments came through the three years I spent working with the CEO, executive team and their attorneys and all functions within Deloitte LLP, as well as other service providers, to help a global pharmaceutical company stabilize and turn itself around. Great relationships were forged and I learned how great clients push me to greater excellence.

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