• Service: Audit, Accounting Advisory Services, Advisory, Management Consulting, Financial Management
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 31/10/2013

Global CFO Survey

Global CFO Survey
KPMG International's annual survey provides insights from CFOs and other senior finance executives of organisations worldwide.

CFO survey: Being the best: Inside the intelligent finance function 

As the leaders of today’s finance functions continue to work hard to boost their relevance and value added to the business, they are shifting their focus outward to those financial management activities that contribute the most to better business decisions that improve the bottom line.

This publication presents a comprehensive overview of the current state of the finance function, going beyond the obvious to describe how organisations can drive tangible improvements in their quest to derive more efficiency, effectiveness and value from their finance functions.


Key findings

  • Managing talent and risk are the critical success factors for the intelligent finance function.
  • The majority of CFO's are poised to make the necessary investments and embrace intelligent finance models.
  • 44 percent of respondents (and 61 percent of high performers) said that talent management is the top factor for success, but also the area that is most difficult to improve.
  • Over two-thirds of executives say their organisation is willing to spend money on improvements to the finance function.

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