A Hong Kong CFO recounts his company’s journey in deploying a cloud ERP suite, starting with financials and fixed assets and on to demand planning and manufacturing. He is now considering adding HR and e-commerce modules to the same platform
"As a CFO, the only thing I could not control was revenue, and I found I wanted control of revenue too," says Jimmy Yam. He is now Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan, an example of the many career paths open to CFOs.
There’s good news for finance and accounting professionals seeking greener pastures this year in Singapore. CFOs in the country are keen to hire, particularly during the first half of this year, according to research released by Robert Half Singapore. The research was based on a global poll of 2,350 CFOs, including 150 from Singapore.
The value that analytics can bring to the business has long been debated, and this segment of technology started garnering attention during and after the global finance crisis that began 2008. While finance teams can utilize analytics to contribute strategically to the business, selling analytics to the business may prove a challenge.