Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Program

CFOs are responsible for safeguarding the company’s assets and fulfilling its regulatory obligations. Strategy, risk, compliance and cyber security are key aspects of the CFO agenda. But how to deal with growing challenges and demands? Deloitte helps with insights, inspiration and expertise.

The CFO Program offers forward-thinking insights for every stage of the CFO career. Each component of the Program is tailored to the specific needs of the CFO, bringing Deloitte subject matter expertise, as well as insights from executive leaders, academia and peers to the table.

Looking Back: CFO Dinner 2022

We look back on a successful CFO Dinner event with great speakers, atmosphere and CFOs. Many of you told us that the evening had the right mix of formal content and informal connects. Geraldine Matchett really impressed us as a keynote speaker via a live broadcast from London into De Nieuwe Kerk as a hologram.

In addition, the preceding roundtable - led by our dinner host Jeroen Smit and supported by DataMaran - had a rich discussion around the challenges of embedding sustainability in the finance function.

The relive the event, we created a short aftermovie which you can see by clicking the button below.

View the Aftermovie

What does the CFO Progam?

The Deloitte Netherlands CFO program complements the CFO role with insights, tools, experiences, (international) networks and learning opportunities to deal with the daily challenges. The program centers around three key pillars:

Inform

We provide comprehensive, CFO focused insights to help CFOs achieve business goals.

CFO thought leadership by Deloitte

CFO Survey

Published bi-annually, the survey includes a mix of questions relevant to the CFO on business environment, company and operational level. A section of each edition is dedicated to address specific topics trending currently in the Netherlands.

We share both the European and the Dutch specific results with our CFO community.

How to participate

CFOs and Senior Finance Executives who are based in the Netherlands can take part in the survey. Please sign up directly on our website by clicking here.

Spring 2022


As the direct impact from the pandemic faded, CFOs were looking towards a brighter 2022 than the preceding two years. However, the results show that new concerns regarding the current geopolitical situation, inflationary pressure and supply chain issues are influencing CFO sentiment across the board. A notable finding is that CFOs expect supply chain issues to persist until at least the second half of 2023. Particularly shipping costs and intermediate goods form bottlenecks for CFOs and their companies’ operations. Most CFOs highlight an increased focus on growth in existing markets over expansion into new markets. Overall, financial prospects are trending downward. However, compared to the EU average, Netherlands based CFOs are still relatively optimistic.

Download the CFO Survey Spring 2022 to find out more.

CFO Articles

Deloitte consistently produces high-quality content that is relevant to CFOs. Ranging from points of views to topic articles we cover current and long term issues that keep CFOs awake at night. The CFO articles vary from blog post to interviews and podcasts.

CFO Talk

Through our written and/or recorded CFO interviews, CFOs can be visible and be heard via our platforms on our website, social media, as well as our CFO perspectives page.

How to participate

CFOs and Senior Finance Executives who are based in the Netherlands are more than welcome to contribute to our community.

Please email us at cfo-agenda@deloitte.nl to connect for impact.

Develop

We help CFOs grow in their current roles and prepare promising talents for increasing levels of responsibility.

Tools for growth within the finance function.

CFO Transition Labs

CFOs in the Netherlands and across the globe are required to fulfill demanding leadership roles. They increasingly have to oversee other critical operations, including information technology and human resource issues of their finance organizations.

That is why we created a powerful CFO Transition Lab experience, where we help newly appointed CFOs - including those with prior CFO experiences - to make efficient and effective transitions. It is a one-day experience based on our extensive research on CFO transitions.

Labs are facilitated by invitation only.

“I have never had an experience like the Lab before in my career. The issues and opportunities we collectively uncovered are focused, important and clearly on the critical path of a successful transition for me.”

CFO

Next Generation CFO Academy

Our Next Generation CFO Academy is a unique, often career-changing experience that helps prepare promising finance executives for a future CFO role.

Attendees are nominated by their organization's current CFO with the goal of developing leadership potential in rising finance professionals.

The Academy provides a highly experiential curriculum and unparalleled networking opportunities.

We have had the pleasure of welcoming amazing talent of (Dutch) companies to the program: ASML, Jumbo, Shell, Coca-Cola, IKEA, Achmea and so on...

Nomination goes by invitation only. Contact us for more information!

Connect

We connect CFOs for impact around relevant challenges with their peers.

Join our CFO Community!

CFO Executive Dialogues

Executive dialogues are moderated dialogue sessions with a small group of CFO peers in an informal and inspiring setting about a specific transformational topic.

We as Deloitte try - together with one co-hosting CFO - to provide an experience where CFOs (executives) can discuss (from a cross-industry perspective) common challenges and dilemmas.

Executive Dialogues provide participants with an open and safe peer-learning environment to share experiences about leading transformations. A place where CFOs can take the time to be vulnerable, asking real questions and don’t need to keep up appearances or have quick and firm executive answers.

“The success of an Executive Dialogue is the combination of inspiring peers, a topic that is ‘transformational’ and a safe setting with authentic dialogue."

Wassili Bertoen - founder Amstel Dialogues

Small-scale CFO Roundtables and Masterclasses

Virtual | Hybrid | Physical

Our Roundtables or Masterclasses are a (virtual gathering) of CFOs, focusing on topics that are most relevant in the Netherlands.

We have well-prepared setup, where usually a Deloitte expert kicks off the topic together with an external speaker, before we move to an open discussion.

During our physical events, there is time set aside for our participating CFOs to connect.

Annual CFO Dinner

Every year, we host a dinner in an inspiration venue around a specific topic where CFOs have the ability to connect and get inspired by keynotes, interviews and a great atmosphere.

Below, you can watch the aftermovie of our event in April of this year.

Every year, we host a dinner in an inspiration venue around a specific topic where CFOs have the ability to connect and get inspired by keynotes, interviews and a great atmosphere.

Below, you can watch the aftermovie of our event in April of this year.

Interested?

Fill out the form on this page to register you interests in our CFO Program.

Contacts

Willem Blom

Managing Partner, Tax & Legal
Leader CFO Program

wblom@deloitte.nl +31 (0)6 53 23 42 56 View profile

Rianne Jans

CFO Deloitte Netherlands

rjans@deloitte.nl +31 (0)6 19 60 81 30

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