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Being the Best: Inside the Intelligent Finance Function 

KPMG recently released Being the Best: Inside the Intelligent Finance Function [PDF 1.5 Mb], a report based on our 2013 global CFO survey.  The report examines how-despite changing reporting standards, expanding governance requirements, increasing cost-cutting pressures and coping with exponential growth-CFOs and finance executives around the world are working to build more intelligent finance functions.

Being the Best: Inside the Intelligent Finance Function

The Future Needs to Be Now

Rapid Business Change Makes Real-time Forecasting a Priority

"If you see what's coming down the road, you can adjust faster," says Stephanie Terrill, financial management lead at KPMG Canada. "That's why it's critical to understand trending of key performance indicators. But KPIs need to be trimmed for the executive or business leader level."


 

It has not been easy to bring about a top-down change in the perception of what
budgeting, planning and forecasting should really do for an organization. However, Canadian finance functions are now recognizing that in order to remain competitive, they need to get better at forecasting.

 

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The Future Needs to Be Now

In today’s changing business landscape, forecasting technology and improved processes, are important priorities for organizations’ future success.

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Case study: A clear roadmap makes growth possible

How KPMG in Canada helped a liquid and gas transportation service provider improve its processes to support growth and achieve optimal success.

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Case study: Streamlined processes and faster information delivery create opportunities

How KPMG in Canada helped a nuclear fuel company implement a Financial Service Delivery Model and successfully improve its information delivery.

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Case study: Advanced forecasting drives continuous improvement

How KPMG in Canada helped a global information technology company overcome a burdened quarterly forecasting process and drive long-term improvement.

Redefining Talent for the Global Economy

Insights on Canada's Finance Talent Landscape

 

Canadian finance functions recognize the growing talent imperative-and the fact that approaches to talent management need to change and adapt to shifting national and global realities.

Canada’s Finance Talent Landscape
Optimizing talent flow in financial services

 Contact us

Stephanie Terrill

Stephanie Terrill

National Lead Partner, Advisory Services, Financial Management Practice

403-691-8374

Chris J. Moore

Chris J. Moore

Partner, Advisory Services, Financial Management Practice

416-777-3043

Webcast – October 8, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 from 2-3pm EST, for a Webcast focusing on the importance of real-time forecasting and how The Future Needs to Be Now.

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