Last week I spent three days on the Gold Coast at the 2015 CFO Summit. It’s an intense round of presentations and education and I wasn’t alone in getting my thinking reframed.
Most finance teams engage in a regular and elaborate dance known as the period close. This involves the synchronisation of many steps to consolidate, validate and report financial data across the enterprise. The smart CFO strives for a faster and smoother close.
How good would it be if, from a business and finance perspective, you were able plan with greater confidence?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) scheme is here and it is rolling out in pilots across early adopter community services organisations. The NDIS introduces patient-based revenue model has implications for your performance management.
The role of the finance department and, in particular, the CFO is changing fast. Against a backdrop of rapidly evolving technology, business leaders are expecting more from their finance executives.
As the tsunami of “digital transformation” crashes over the world how does a CFO harness and channel it into the boardroom? How does a CFO develop a digital mindset?
I’ve blogged recently on the internet of things (IOT) and at that time there was a prediction of five billion things coming online on the internet. I think that will need to be revised drastically, upwards.
Traditionally a key role of the finance function is in management control and external reporting. However, the role of the finance function performing management control is no longer sufficient.
If you’ve had experience overseeing or managing IT deployment projects you know that even the best intended and well-resourced projects can splutter, stall and eventually collapse without a sound change management strategy in place.