The CFO Journey
Opportunities and uncertainties facing the finance leader
Deloitte is pleased to share with finance leaders insights that may help tackle the major challenges now featuring in their agenda. In this transition towards an increasingly strategic role, one basic tenet is that CFOs should pay focused attention to making sound decisions that may lead them to a world of new opportunities and help navigate more confidently through the changing uncertainties of the finance environment.
Opportunities and uncertainties – CFO and the transformation of the finance culture in the organizations
For CFOs, playing a leading role in building a holistic view of the finance function is a huge opportunity to take on an increasingly strategic role in companies. Achieving this objective while dealing with the constant uncertainties and market pressures are fundamental to the CFO journey.
Career – Are you a strategic CFO?
Today´s business environment requires the CFO to be not just a strategist but a “pragmatic strategist”. To make this happen, it is necessary to reflect on seven essential questions regarding his/her company and define how to effectively contribute to the growth of the business through tangible and realistic actions.
Relationships – The power of business chemistry
Having interpersonal skills is a key factor for a CFO to be successful in his/her career. The so-called “business chemistry” – a technique which uses a set of behavioral questions to identify dominant personality patterns, can help you in this task, by understanding how business people can be sorted into Drivers, Pioneers, Integrators and Guardians.
Assertiveness – Making decisions that matter
Considering the high likelihood that bad decisions are often made in the organizations, CFOs and CIOs should seek to become familiar with the nuances of the behavioral economy, which studies the human fragility mechanisms that cause people to make wrong choices.