Bold initiatives and insights for one of the toughest jobs in the world
The CFO Programme brings together a multidisciplinary team of Deloitte leaders and subject matter specialists to help CFOs stay ahead in the face of growing challenges and demands. The Programme harnesses our organization’s broad capabilities to deliver forward thinking and fresh insights for CFOs
Deloitte’s vision is clear:
To be recognized as the pre-eminent advisor to the Chief Financial Officer.
CFOs across the globe are being called upon to fill expanded leadership roles. Boards and CEOs want them to be strategic partners. In addition, CFOs increasingly have to oversee other critical operations, including information technology and human resource issues of their finance organisation. Given these demanding roles, it is not surprising that CFO turnover is high. That is why we created a powerful CFO Transition Lab experience to help newly appointed CFOs, including those with prior CFO experiences, make an efficient and effective transition.
Future smart: Why robotics changes everything
Robots are quickly and quietly becoming an integral part of the finance function .They are arriving in the form of a technology termed “robotic process automation,” aka “RPA,” with the emphasis squarely on the “PA.” These robots exist as software and are designed to automate a wide range of processes that tend to be repetitive, labor-intensive, and rule-based. RPA has been described as “a spreadsheet macro on steroids,” but that’s like comparing the cruise control function in cars to fully automated, driverless vehicles.
CFO Programme offerings
Next Generation CFO Academy: Start Ahead
Finance executives nominated by their CFOs are offered this first-of-its-kind development and networking opportunity, which is designed to enhance the “next generation’s” ability to become a great CFO.
Offered in scores of cities in nine countries, CFO Forums provide a unique opportunity for CFOs to network with peers, explore challenging issues and share leading practices.
This powerful experience is designed to help newly appointed CFOs, including those with prior CFO experiences, make an efficient and effective transition.
Insights and ideas: Think ahead
An app delivering easily digestible, CFO-centric information to your mobile device or computer to help you stay ahead of growing demands.
The CFO Programme harnesses our organisation’s broad capabilities to deliver forward thinking and fresh insights for every stage of a CFO’s career—helping CFOs:
- Manage the complexities of their roles
- Tackle their company’s most compelling challenges
- Adapt to strategic shifts in the market
These annual surveys track the latest thinking and actions of CFOs that represent the largest and most influential companies in specific Pan-African countries.