CFO Journal from the Wall Street Journal
Deloitte writes and compiles a regular stream of CFO-centric content and timely features—research, topical digests, perspectives, insights and technical analysis—which appear in a separate module of CFO Journal, an online publication from The Wall Street Journal.
CFO Journal helps executives navigate today’s challenging fiscal and economic environment with insight and analysis. Finance professionals who want to stay on top of trends from capital markets to cybersecurity have 24/7 access to online articles and resources, including The Morning Ledger newsletter. The weekday newsletter cues up some of the most important news in corporate finance. CFO Journal is included as part of existing WSJ Digital subscriptions.
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Luka Mucic, CFO and chief operating officer of SAP SE, discusses how new finance tools using cloud computing and in-memory database technology can help finance leaders simplify their operating environment and access and deliver data in real-time to enhance finance’s ability to deliver insights.
Bryan Proctor, head of the Financial Officer Center of Expertise at Korn Ferry, discusses the market and boardroom dynamics driving greater board involvement in the CFO hiring process and what boards often look for in CFO candidates, including their potential to assume the role of CEO.
For some CFOs, the next step in their career journey is a shift from finance to the CEO spot, especially as they pursue ambitions to be the voice of the organization. Getting there requires considerable planning and reflection, and “a laser-focused vision on delivering shareholder value,” according to Jenna Fisher and Jeremy Rickman of executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates.
CFOs in the UK face similar challenges as their counterparts in other regions, for example, finding finance talent and opportunities for growth. But the structure of the role in the UK can be very different as Mark FitzPatrick, vice chairman for Deloitte LLP in the UK, who leads the CFO Program in that region, explains.
Growing the business while meeting consumers’ varied preferences has taken Dave Marberger, CFO of Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., beyond finance to strategy, marketing, innovation, and technology. Mr. Marberger discusses how he has taken the company from a carve-out to a standalone entity with global aspirations.