Digital disruption has been creating new norms in the way organisations operate. In the era of Digital Transformation, CFOs are expected to look beyond their traditional roles to become an enterprise-wide strategist, an innovation and a change leader utilising technology and help drive the business. Adopting new digital tools is a must in order to further improve existing capabilities and the overall performance of the CFO.
Speaking of CFOs, most people would only think of Finance specialists/ officers. However, top CFOs nowadays must go beyond their traditional roles and immerse themselves in the digital world. Technology is getting embedded deeper and deeper in every aspect of business operations, from the manufacturing stage to the financial side of any projects.
Enterprise performance management (EPM), not to be confused with employee performance management, is increasingly popular thanks to technology advancements. The solution provides powerful functionalities with real-time data consolidation, predictive analytics, cloud-based applications, and better yet, ease of use.
For many organisations, cloud computing really is the question of “when” not “if”. There are significant advantages of the transition to the cloud, and not just from an IT perspective. The finance functions should be able to reap rewards from this trend as well.
The adoption of Financial Shared Services Centre has revolutionised the strategic roles of the finance function in global corporations by delivering more added value to other functions and processes via their analytics and decision-making capabilities. Such centres have evolved to not only focus on traditional tasks, such as costs reduction but also enhance organisations’ effectiveness and efficiency in many ways.
The consulting firm Protiviti and North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management collected responses from 735 board members & finance executives about 30 risk issues that will likely have an impact on their companies in 2017.
A global survey by EY, which gathered data from 1,000 finance executives in businesses with revenue greater than US$500 million, finds that the level of CFO’s confidence in their corporate reporting is significantly lower than last year.
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In today’s business world, making sound strategic decisions is increasingly difficult, not least because of the current VUCA - volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Traditional decision-making frameworks can no longer provide the levels of effectiveness and responsiveness organisations need. What can business leaders do to make quicker, better strategic decisions?