CFOs play an instrumental role in leading their enterprises and are increasingly central to developing and executing enterprise strategy. Other C-suite roles are looking to CFOs for guidance, perspective, maturity, and discipline. However, not all finance leaders have the tools and system—methods, governance, and the like—to fully embrace the opportunity.
To match a CFO’s ambitions with the enterprise’s expectations, becoming an indispensable business partner is critical. Effectiveness at supporting decision making is finance’s most important means to be an essential partner. 5 factors enable success: strategic focus, organizational agility, data-centricity, redefined talent, and intelligent workflows. The moment has never been so ripe with potential to approach the future differently.