CFOs in 2021 Will Keep an Eye on These 10 Things

Chief financial officers last year raised billions of dollars to stabilize their companies’ finances, cut costs and pivoted their businesses to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn.

As executives look ahead, vaccines against Covid-19—greenlighted by U.S. authorities in recent weeks—are expected to boost growth in the second half of 2021, as Americans return to offices, shopping malls and gyms.

Here are 10 things that could be top of mind for CFOs in 2021.

Economic Recovery

Finance chiefs expect their companies’ revenue to rise by an average of 6.9{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} in 2021, up from a 0.3{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} increase forecast