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When CFOs are more than number crunchers

Such CFOs find that they have the time to do more strategic planning and create value. When this happens, finance teams can do their best work.

The nearly 100 CFOs interviewed by Bain & Company in 2015 readily admitted that they were struggling to align their energies to strategic priorities. The survey found that 41 per cent of them would like to spend more time in strategic planning.

THERE is a revolution brewing in finance departments. Activist investors are pressuring companies on costs just as digital disruption and mounting complexity take their toll. These forces are causing companies to rely even more heavily on their finance teams.

And with artificial...

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