As the demands placed on Finance continue to expand, CFOs are challenged with the paradox of delivering a stable, highly effective finance environment while also providing the agility to respond and react to rapidly changing business climates. The IBM Global CFO Study 2008 focuses on how Finance organisations can balance competing priorities of growth, risk and performance insight, while adding significant value to the business.
More than 1200 CFOs and Senior Finance Executives from 79 countries were surveyed, representing every major industry sector. Of this total, one-half made time for in-depth, one-on-one conversations conducted by IBM consultants. The result is a roadmap for how CFOs, as truth-owner, can help shape operational decisions and strategic direction. You will learn how CFOs with Integrated Finance Organisations understand this relationship and what actions can be taken to build new flexibility and agility by being more disciplined, and improve speed by being organised and connected.