|Putting your business on the front foot: Finance effectiveness benchmark study 2012
Top performing finance teams are successfully steering their businesses through the rapidly changing commercial landscape and capitalizing on the opportunities this presents. Others have found themselves simply reacting to events. What sets them apart?
|The high-performance CFO
What does it take for CFOs to excel today? With the global economy struggling to regain its footing, finance chiefs face very different challenges from the ones they confronted just a few years ago. PwC and faculty at Wharton team up to look at what it means to be a high performing CFO today.
|People Performance: How CFOs can build the bench strength they need today . . . and tomorrow
Top CFOs know they are only as strong as their teams. From treasury to financial planning and analysis, their finance managers have a shared vision of being valued contributors in strategic discussions – adding insight and analysis at critical junctures of decision-making. How can CFOs attract, retain, and motivate finance talent to be much more than number-crunchers?
PwC and faculty at Wharton share insight on how top finance organizations can rise to the challenge.
|Re-energizing Finance: The Organization Challenge
In this series of white papers, PwC and faculty at Wharton focus on how CFOs can build top performing finance teams. Topics include attracting and motivating the right talent; leveraging all parts of the finance organization; and what it means to be a high-performance CFO today.
|Financial planning: Realizing the value of budgeting and forecasting
The need for increased value and accuracy from financial planning led us to commission this thorough research study that not only focuses on the current challenges but also on the practices organizations are deploying to improve financial budgeting and forecasting activities.
|Drifting or driving? Finance effectiveness benchmark study 2011
In this year’s study we note that the cost of finance rose for most organizations in 2010, reversing a long-term downward trend. Meanwhile, over the same period, top performers have kept their costs steady and at much lower levels while delivering better service.
|Achieving more timely, accurate and transparent reporting
This paper takes a look at characteristics of successful close-to-report cycles across industries and suggest some viable solutions built around improving processes, more effectively leveraging resources and, where appropriate, optimizing the use of enabling technologies.