About the study
Central Europe CFO Survey 2021
Looking ahead with caution
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 Poczak, CE CFO Programme Leader, Deloitte Central Europe