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Tuesday 14 April 2009

Top 10 current concerns of CFOs/Finance Directors

Thank you to Cindy Kraft of for bringing this list to my attention.

The following is the top 10 current concerns of CFOs/Finance Directors according to the Duke-CFO Global Business Outlook Survey, Q1 2009, reproduced from a webcast available for download from

  1. Ability to forecast results
  2. Working capital management
  3. Maintaining morale/productivity
  4. Balance sheet weakness
  5. Attracting and retaining qualified employees
  6. Cost of health care
  7. Pension obligations
  8. Managing IT systems
  9. Supply chain risk
  10. Protection of intellectual property

Anyone have anything to add or disagree with the priorities?

I was surprised to see the absence of cost-cutting from the list!

1 comment:

  1. I was suprised to see the concerns on cost cutting, managin retrenchments & legal compliances not in the list!