The modern CFO

Strategic. Proactive. Visionary. The new profile of success.

Curated insights for today’s financial leaders.

The role of the CFO is changing – and fast, regardless of business sector or company size. Stakeholders increasingly expect CFOs to tackle complex strategic and operational issues, well beyond the traditional boundaries of the Finance function. If business conditions of the past two years have shown CFOs anything, it’s that ‘More of the same, but better’ won’t cut it. 


Discover the 7 facets of the modern CFO

To successfully meet expanded mandates and higher expectations, CFOs need new playbooks. Looking forward, influence and impact will rest upon effectiveness in all or most of seven key competencies.

Click on the facets to learn more.

Perspectives and insights

A new and still-evolving mix of hard skills and leadership attributes are powering CFO success stories. What’s clear is the need for continuous insight, whether peer perspectives, ‘best-of’ outlooks about CFO-related strategy, or marketplace observations.

From across KPMG, a selection of CFO-relevant thinking:

KPMG convenes Fortune 250 CFOs to share experiences, exchange insights, and discuss leading practices.

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A source for unbiased economic intelligence to help improve strategic decision-making.

CFO Real Insights

Data, analysis and events to keep CFOs informed and focused.

Educate CFOs on relevant tax information needed to align and support organizational objectives.

Tailored workshops 

A personalized opportunity for the CFO and team to maximize personal potential and achieve business objectives by diving deep into subject areas critical to the modern finance leader.


CFO key contacts

Meet our CFO key contacts – our trusted partners who work with clients to improve performance, enhance the bottom line, and create value.

Sanjay Sehgal

Sanjay Sehgal

Head of Markets, Advisory, KPMG US

+1 216-875-8113
Ron Walker

Ron Walker

Finance Transformation Service Network Lead, KPMG US

+1 858-750-7057
Carl Carande

Carl Carande

Global Head of Advisory & U.S. Vice Chair, Advisory, KPMG U.S

+1 212-909-5650
Jeff Potter

Jeff Potter

Managing Director, US Deal Advisory & Strategy, KPMG US

+1 213-955-8834
Diane Swonk

Diane Swonk

Chief Economist, KPMG US

+1 312-665-1000
Greg Engel

Greg Engel

Vice Chair, Tax, KPMG US

+1 713-319-2105