CNBC Global CFO Council


  • If you want to know how important the role chief financial officer will be playing in the corporate and investing worlds, look no further than Apple.

  • The traditional view of a chief financial officer is a bean counter focused on company finances. But the finance function is transforming from being known for saying 'no' to big projects to taking a role in growth and development.

  • Consider chief financial officers as the ones manning the front lines in the battle against black swans.

  • The American corporate tax system is a paradox. Comprehensive corporate tax reform sounds good politically, but is difficult to do in practice.

  • With debt cheap and plenty of cash on the books, companies are primed to make deals when they are good and ready.

  • With approximately 1.2 Trillion dollars in cash sitting on the books of non-financial firms, CFOs need to ensure their cash is efficiently deployed. Is it possible with all of this liquidity?

  • Breaking Down Procter & Gamble's Results

    Jon Moeller, CFO of Procter & Gamble, discusses his company's earnings, and provides insight on consumer sentiment and business overseas.

  • Ford CFO: Great Quarter for North America

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks to Ford CFO Robert Shanks about the auto giant's earnings and where the company is headed. It was a "great quarter for North America," he says.

  • Measuring Global Growth and Trade

    Kurt Kuehn, UPS CFO; and Robert Shanks, Ford Motor Company executive vice president & CFO, provide their perspective on the outlook on business and the economy.

  • Financials in Focus: CFOs - Part 1

    William Gerber, TD Ameritrade CFO; Tom Naratil, UBS CFO and Timothy Sloan, Wells Fargo CFO, share their perspective on the impact of regulations on global banking competition.

  • Financials in Focus: CFOs - Part 2

    William Gerber, TD Ameritrade CFO; Tom Naratil, UBS CFO; and Timothy Sloan, Wells Fargo CFO, share their perspective on job creation and the economic recovery.

About CNBC Global CFO Council

  • The broad scope of challenges facing the world’s top financial executives is unlike any other period in modern business history. CNBC has assembled an elite group of chief financial officers representing public and private companies from various major sectors, to share their frontline insights and unique views on key issues and challenges facing today’s CFOs.