David W. Owens
Companies Seek to Acquire and Hire
Slow growth is piquing interest in M&A but hindering efforts to fill key positions, according to the latest Duke/CFO Business Outlook survey.
No End to Change
To transform the back office, companies must change not just processes and systems, but hearts and minds as well.
Seeking a Glide Path
Finance executives are working to bring their companies’ pension funds to a safe landing, according to a new study.
A Turn for the Worse
Third-quarter results from the Duke/CFO Business Outlook Survey show executives’ optimism flagging.
Line of Insight
CFOs are eager to upgrade financial planning and analysis into a value-generating activity, suitable for today’s fast-moving economy.
Making Room to Grow
CFOs from smaller U.S. companies say it’s time to step up their game, according to the second-quarter Duke/CFO global outlook survey.
A Turn in the Weather for Economic Outlooks
Executives' outlooks have taken a turn for the worse around the globe.
Reaping the Rewards of Lower Risk in DB Plans
Finance executives have been busy de-risking DB plans, and they're happy with the results.
Raring to Grow
Midsized companies want to pursue growth strategies, but finding the necessary funding can be a challenge.
Tight Labor, Lax Security
CFO confidence remains steady in the latest Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey, but worries mount over wages and data security.
A Growing Priority
Finance executives around the world plan to spend more on growth strategies this year.