Finance

Empowering Finance leaders to better partner with internal and external stakeholders by providing insight into business performance and proactive decision support.

Finance is doing more than ever before

Today’s CFOs are faced with a business environment in which their companies’ strategies need to be supported by a flexible finance organization that delivers predictive, forward-looking insight and analysis, while at the same time continually increasing efficiency, control and compliance.

PwC’s Finance Consultants can help CFO’s improve the value of the Finance function by improving efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Top performers spend 40% less time to close and report results internally than median companies
  • Top performers have 63% more FTEs in business partnering roles than median companies
  • Top performers spend 20% more time on analysis vs. data gathering
  • Top performers have significantly higher levels of automation while also managing costs (Finance cost as a percentage of revenue is 0.6% for top performers and 0.9% for median companies)

Learn more about what sets top performers apart and whether or not you're keeping up:

Explore our finance effectiveness benchmark report


How we help

PwC provides deep, real-world industry and functional experience as well as peer group benchmarking of financial metrics. We help you simplify the identification of performance gaps, capitalize on the power of data-driven decision making and move quickly towards a more efficient, cost-effective way to do business. Our solutions and tools are designed to help CFOs succeed in an evolving role.

Explore our case studies and analyst accolades to learn more.

Finance strategy

Identify strategies to optimize the Finance structure, process, people and technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Finance transformation strategy – Reduce functional and operational complexity and create standardized, streamlined processes that deliver efficient, high-quality services to all stakeholders

Finance service delivery model – Align skills and competencies with stakeholder needs

Finance effectiveness benchmarking – Analyze cost and performance metrics against leading companies

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Enterprise performance management

Align planning, budgeting, consolidation, reporting and analytics solutions to provide business insights that drive better decisions and actions.

Consolidation and statutory teporting – Aggregate and consolidating results for external reporting

Integrated planning – Design processes and systems for planning, budgeting and forecasting

Management information – Design and delivering reporting and analytics to monitor the business

Costing and profitability management – Deliver cost and profitability analysis including activity based management and product and customer profitability

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Finance and accounting operations

Implement strategies to reduce functional and operational complexity, streamline processes, optimize the use of technology, and efficiently use resources to deliver cost effective, high-quality services.

Transaction processing optimization – Design and implementing leading practices across Finance transaction processes: Procure-to-Pay, Acquire-to-Retire, Order-to-Cash, Record-to-Report

Record-to-report and last mile – Achieve timely, accurate and transparent data through a smarter close

Finance applications and data structures – Optimize Finance systems and leverage cloud technology to improve automation, data quality, control and cost effectiveness

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Finance organizational design

Align skills and competencies with the organization’s strategy and stakeholder needs to serve as a strategic business partner.

Service delivery model – Optimize shared services & outsourcing to reduce costs and focus on core competencies

Robotics Process Automation (RPA) – Leverage digital labor to automate processes and intelligent analytics

Sustainable cost reduction – Realize sustainable cost reduction and margin improvement while improving visibility into key cost drivers and establishing a competitive advantage

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Finance integration and transaction support

Improve the value provided across the transaction continuum including diligence, day one planning, and post-deal integration.

Business combinations – Plan and execute the integration of finance systems, processes, and organization

Divestitures – Establish stand-alone finance operations for separated business segments

IPO readiness – Prepare for the rigors of public operations including controls, reporting and forecasting

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Corporate finance and treasury

Maximize liquidity position, make funding decisions and manage financial risk (such as foreign exchange rates, interest rate changes, and commodity price fluctuation) to increase organization and shareholder value.

Financial risk management – Design and leverage models to assess the impact of market, credit, and operational risk on capital resources, which informs hedging and capital management strategies

Working capital management – Enable transactional process efficiency to optimize cash flow and liquidity

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Gary Apanaschik
Finance Performance Management Leader & Health Industries Advisory Finance Leader
Tel: +1 (860) 241 7210
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Robert Bishop
Consumer and Industrial Products & Services Finance Leader
Tel: +1 (312) 298 2037
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G. Scott Hale
PwC Public Sector LLP, Finance Leader
Tel: +1 (703) 918 3682
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Hal Houser
Principal, Consulting services
Tel: +1 (904) 366 3691
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Don Rupprecht
Technology Information Communication & Entertainment Finance Leader
Tel: +1 (312) 298 2421
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