CFO Agenda

    The CFO Agenda articles provide our perspectives on the issues that keep Canada’s
    senior finance executives awake at night, as their roles within the enterprise continue
    to evolve with changing market dynamics. To help you explore the possibilities for
    your unique situation, we invite you to review the articles and other resources.

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    Structuring the high-impact Finance function
    CFO's and Finance teams need to establish the right structure that will enable true business partnership in an organization.
    Launch date: March 2016
    Creating insight
    CFOs are ideally positioned to play a vital role in developing a better approach to create the insight businesses need.
    Launch date: November 2015
    The sustainable cost reduction imperative
    CFOs find themselves significant, disruptive challenges - and searching for ways to achieve sizeable and sustainable cost reductions.
    Launch date: July 2015
    Moving to the cloud
    CFOs may experience some pain moving to the cloud, but the gain will make it well worth it.
    Making data analytics work
    Many CFOs are looking to data analytics as a way to meet the increasing expectations place on their role.
    Getting to the bottom line: Controlling spending and reducing deficits in the public sector
    As Canada’s federal and provincial governments strive to control spending and reduce budget deficits, the role of public sector CFOs has changed.
    SAP on the fast track — What CFOs need to know about implementing SAP enterprise software
    The seventh article discusses progressive CFOs that are often at the centre of everything that happens in an organization.
    Talent Scouting: Finding and developing the right people to deliver high value from finance
    The sixth article discusses the issues CFOs need to address to ensure that they are finding - and keeping - the right talent.
    Improving capital management — How CFOs can help capital projects stay on track
    The fifth article examines how CFOs can use their influence and expertise to help ensure the success of capital projects.
    Achieving deal value
    The fourth article examines how CFOs need to have a hand in leading deals projects to be able to hit the ground running on day one; then keep up the momentum to deliver tangible results and value, often within the first year.
    Linking risk and performance
    The third article looks at how CFOs now need to take a holistic approach and integrate risk and performance mangement to create a competitive advantage and differentiator for their organizations.
    Planning ahead for agility and accuracy
    The second article explores some new strategies for CFOs, including delving into the changing mindset towards financial planning and the importance of robust forecasting.
    Transforming performance - Powering an effective organization
    The first article looks at how obtaining and analyzing the right information lies at the heart of enterprise performance management.


    Samir Bishara
    National Finance Effectiveness Leader, Toronto
    Tel: +1 416 814 5730

    Finance effectiveness

    Leading EPM technology solutions, EPM Planning & Budgeting, EPM Management Reporting, Finance Transformation, Business Transformation