Deloitte distils the collective wisdom of audit committee chairs from 20 countries who were interviewed since 2010 on their expectations of the company’s CFO. Top of the list: Communicate to avoid surprises and tap them as sounding board
In the war for talent,employees seem to have won over employers, which means CFOs must rethink the way they manage talent. It is not enough to improve employee engagement, says Deloitte. The focus should be on building an irresistible organization
New CFOs often say that their biggest regret in the first year on the job is that they moved too slowly on talent issues. Identifying and understanding critical trade-offs and instituting processes to address them may lead to better resolutions
Wild FX fluctuations are trimming the earnings of companies with multi-currency exposure, and thus cuts the profit-linked compensation of CFOs and others in the enterprise. What is the best way to adjust pay in this unanticipated situation – if at all?
For CFOs, tax transformations may seem a natural evolution. They are increasingly expecting the tax department to undertake a similar process to finance transformation and produce concrete results, such as completing the tax close faster. Here’s how they can help
The goal of insider-threat mitigation is to detect anomalies as early as possible and investigate leads before assets, data, or personnel are compromised. This requires quick responses, real-time data feeds, and the analysis of behavioral indicators
In the United States, CFOs are increasingly turning to spin-offs – creating new public companies out of existing business units – to gain greater synergies and unlock value in response to shareholder pressure. What finance can do to help get it right the first time
Social networks, instant messaging and other social tools can help improve the performance of finance organizations, including faster and more accurate monthly closing. But socializing finance processes requires integration of people, process and technology
In the US, and slowly in Asia, shareholder activists are making their presence felt in the form of communications with management or the board and sometimes in proposals sent directly to other shareholders. How can finance prepare itself to respond effectively?
Becoming a strategist CFO requires engaging in conversations with the rest of the business on such issues as allocating capital for acquisitions and executing solutions to stem eroding margins. Some best practice strategies