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What KPIs should the Office of Finance be tracking?

Now more than ever, companies that are unable to adapt or pivot easily to adjust to changing market conditions don’t just risk falling behind. They risk their very future. But business agility isn’t something you can implement overnight. It takes a modern, multifaceted planning environment—one that isn’t weighed down by… Read More

But there’s a better way to navigate today’s choppy business seas: rolling forecasts. Instead of being once-a-year exercises, rolling forecasts happen on a regular cadence. Unlike budgets that may have hundreds of line items, rolling forecasts focus on key business drivers. And rather than focusing on the past, rolling forecasts act as early warning systems when you’ve drifted off-course; they help to raise visibility beyond the traditional budgeting “wall” by continually updating your forecast with actuals, you’ll be able to quickly adjust the levers that drive performance.
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Getting on board with continuous planning

Many businesses spend weeks or months laboring over the annual plan or budget, even though by the time it’s finished, the market has changed dramatically and its assumptions are out of date. They forecast based on historic data and the best guesses of functional business leaders and line managers. They… Read More

Companies that transformed their previously static planning environments are now weathering this pandemic with notable success. Read on
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4 paths to an agile planning environment

After the events of this past year, it’s easy for organizations to succumb to the feeling they are behind the curve when it comes to business agility. Because no one planned for what assailed businesses in 2020, many might assume it’s too late to establish a more modern and agile… Read More

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, some companies are emerging stronger, wiser, and ready to make some big changes. And one of the main drivers of these organizational and technological transformations is the finance function. Finance’s evolution into a more strategic planning force within the business was already underway prior to the disruptive impact the pandemic dealt to businesses everywhere.
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Strategic Planning for Finance–A Big Win for the CFO Office

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, some companies are emerging stronger, wiser, and ready to make some big changes. And one of the main drivers of these organizational and technological transformations is the finance function. Finance’s evolution into a more strategic planning force within the business was already underway prior to… Read More

Facing ever-mounting pressure to slash costs, boost revenue, and minimize risk, the role of the CFO is under greater scrutiny than ever before. At the same time, the expectations of CFOs continue to rise. No longer just guardians of the company’s bottom line, today’s finance leaders are being asked to take on a broader, deeper set of strategic responsibilities.
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3 challenges of CFOs as they strive to deliver greater value

Read Part 1 of this series here. Experiences and lessons learned from the global pandemic are helping shape the future of finance. Driven by new ways of working and an uncertain economic landscape, finance leaders are shifting from the tactical to the strategic as they prepare for tomorrow’s new “normal.”… Read More

The role of the CFO has witnessed a major transformation in recent years. No longer just the Boss of the Ledgers or Ruler of Results, today’s CFOs are expected to be a true business partner to the CEO. So as the CFO role continues to evolve, it is imperative CFOs step up their game strategically.
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Are you a tactical CFO or a strategic CFO?

Part 1 of a two-part series on the changing role of the CFO. Read Part 2. Finance has gained new perspectives from the impact of COVID-19, which has created the imperative for every business to move forward as a more agile and digitally-enabled function. But it can be tough for… Read More