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May 22, 2020

Many businesses across the United States are strategizing how to reopen and rebuild in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief financial officers (CFOs) are on the front lines of many of these decisions and their potential consequences. As our latest CFO Signals™ survey reveals, CFOs’ perspectives on the global economy are at all-time lows, as is their near-term optimism for the reopening of business operations. When do they think conditions will improve and how are they planning to address return-to-work, cost reduction, and capital markets challenges in the months ahead? In this episode of Resilient, Sanford A. Cockrell III, global leader of the CFO Program for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, joins the podcast to discuss findings from the Q2 2020 CFO Signals™ survey. Conducted each quarter for the past 10 years, the survey tracks the thinking and actions of leading CFOs from some of North America’s largest and most influential companies. How long do CFOs expect the current downturn to last? What do they think it will it take to achieve near-normal levels of on-site work? What does a post-crisis future look like to? Sandy shares insights from the survey–and from his decades of working with financial leaders–to explore how CFOs are adapting to near-term performance pressures and position their companies to recover and thrive over the coming year and beyond.