Financial Reporting Insights - April 2018

Published on: Apr 19, 2018


The Chief Financial Officer’s role as an innovation leader

Organizations rarely see CFOs as leaders of innovation, and the reason is not that surprising. CFOs are often perceived as the ones who control innovation through spending constraints.

However, as a key leader in the organization, the CFO needs to contribute to establishing an innovative culture–even if that means putting necessary constraints in place. And as Whitney Johnson, author of Build an A-Team and Disrupt Yourself says, “Fewer resources lead to proximity; proximity drives innovation”.

Join Kendra MacDonald, Partner at Deloitte, as she explores the three key areas where Finance functions are working to be innovative. By innovating within their own role, CFOs will be leading by example.


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