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EY CFO study: Partnering for performance

Our latest #EY CFO study, Partnering for performance Part 5: the CFO and the chief executive officer (CEO), examines how the CFO’s relationship with their CEO has changed, and joint commitments required to strengthen their alliance. The study is based on a survey of 652 CFOs and interviews with CFOs and CEOs, and covers how leading CFOs and CEOs are partnering together on digital, M&A decisions, performance measurement and operating model redesign. To learn more visit:

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EY CFO study: Partnering for performance

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