News, Reviews & Interviews
Benchmarking: A Critical Element in Finance Transformation
Finance, like other key corporate functions, is under pressure to reduce operational costs while increasing the business value it generates for the larger enterprise.
Read more 6 February 2012
Finance forte: the future of finance leadership
Insights on the future of the CFO role and what current CFOs, aspiring CFOs and boards need to do to keep up.
Read more 19 January 2012
Global CFOs face tough balancing act investing across both developed and rapid-growth markets
Few CFOs think their company is effective at managing investments across markets with significantly different growth rates according to Ernst & Young report.
Read more 10 January 2012
Renowned entrepreneur Luke Johnson argues that while a CFO may be the obvious choice to take over the top job of CEO, the two roles often require fundamentally different experience, temperaments and skill sets.
Read more 9 January 2012
The new world of Finance Transformation in consumer products
The role of Finance is more important, more complex, and more demanding than ever. In addition to the typical finance function requirements related to delivering reliable financial information at an optimal cost, CFOs for Consumer Products companies face a number of business issues.
Read more 6 January 2012
BPO in Manufacturing: Catching the New Wave of Innovative Services
The old orthodoxy of a simple value chain in which manufacturing firms take new materials, transform them into products and feed them into a distribution system has gone.
Read more 4 January 2012
Accenture 2011 High Performance Finance Study: Delivering Value in a Complex World
What role did the finance function play to address the extreme business conditions ushered in by the recent recession?
Read more 15 November 2011
The road to recovery
A big misconception of the financial crisis was that luxury wouldn't be touched. But Hanno Kirner, Aston Martin CFO, has a different take.
Read more 8 November 2011
Finance Transformation Leaders - On the Line and Off the Record
Transformation can open the door to unanticipated projects that can multiply complexity fast. At the center of most projects stands a single person who is responsible for making it all happen.
Read more 26 October 2011
Beyond Baseline: Considerations for Enhancing Shared Services' Cost and Control Benefits
The use of shared services can allow finance executives to not only cut functional operating costs, but also reduce the cost and complexity.
Read more 18 October 2011