Top concerns of CFOs, 2008

The top external concerns of U.S. CFOs:

  1. Consumer demand
  2. Credit markets & interest rates
  3. Housing-market fallout
  4. Cost of fuel
  5. Cost of nonfuel commodities

Top internal, company-specific concerns:

  1. Cost & availability of labor [nonfinance]
  2. Ability to forecast results
  3. Cost of health care
  4. Supply-chain risk
  5. Data security

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Source: Duke University/CFO magazine survey of 475 U.S. CFOs, May 2008

Related:
June 2007 (previous post) What CFOs worry about
Most companies fail at forecasting earnings
CFOs predict: The top business risks through 2009

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