A Time for Change: Finance Empowers Business Strategy

Finance executives are uniquely positioned to become strategic knowledge leaders because of the discipline inherent within the finance organization and the information that resides there. Easier access to data and technology creates opportunities for CFOs to take a more strategic role across the business to reduce enterprise costs, drive growth and maximize return on invested capital. Our research findings show that finance executives are looking to turn information into knowledge for their teams and their peer group across the enterprise to make better, more informed decisions.

"We're still probably spending a little bit too much time on access [to information] versus analytics... We have to improve, and that means getting the right systems in place."

— CFO, National Food and Agricultural Cooperative

*Senior finance executives at large companies with more than $1 billion per year in revenue were surveyed. Research conducted 2012 jointly between CFO Research and KPMG LLP.
Donald Mallaird Donald Mailliard
Management Consulting