Central Europe CFO Survey Spring2020


About the study

Central Europe CFO Survey 2021

Looking ahead with caution

This survey gathers and analyses the latest perspectives of CFOs representing a variety of companies in the Central European region. It dives deeper into issues
across four areas:

  • CFO Confidence Index
  • Economic Outlook
  • Business Environment Outlook
  • Company Growth Outlook

This year, 590 CFOs shared their insights and concerns for the year ahead. The respondents are based in 17 Central European countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. The survey was conducted between November and December 2020.

Message from the CFO Programme Leader:

This edition expresses, once again, an overall downward trend in future outlooks when compared with previous years. While we saw a 1% increase in the CFO Confidence Index (9% in 2020 to 10% in 2021), this is still a large departure from 2018 (23%) and 2019’s (16%) results. As expressed previously, we can assume that the Pandemic is continuing to frame CFOs’ perspectives this year. While overall confidence continues to fall, CFOs are not entirely negative in all areas surveyed for 2021.

- Ferenc Póczak, CE CFO Programme Leader, Deloitte Central Europe