KPMG CFO Institute 

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The CFO Institute articulates and brings to the local market some of the leading and best practices from around the world. It provides CFOs with a forum for discussion and networking.

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View from the Top

View from the Top
Titled The View from the Top, the study surveyed 178 CEOs, managing directors, business owners and chairmen of large companies based in Asia Pacific to find out more about their changing views and expectations of the finance function. Some 39 percent of respondents are from the ASEAN region, out of which 16 percent are based in Singapore.

Financial Services Briefings 14 (PDF, 945KB)

Financial Services Briefings 14 (PDF, 945KB)
A recent KPMG survey found that Singapore based CFOs in the Financial Services sector seem to be moving at a slower pace in gearing their finance function towards a greater strategic role, compared to their peers in Europe and the US. The intelligent finance organisation of the future must go beyond its business-as-usual financial operations, reporting and control roles to become a value-adding provider of intelligence.

The Value-Driven CFO

The CFO is well positioned to be the new knowledge executive in the C-suite. With a wealth of data from ERP systems, line-of-business applications and management reporting tools, the CFO can see the bigger picture, make truer forecasts and pave a clearer path to value.

Stakeholders Communication 2013 Study and Toolkit

Good stakeholder communications is critical to building trust and confidence in a company’s performance. This research by KPMG in Singapore, CPA Australia and the Singapore CFO Institute aims to provide practical guidance to CFOs on communicating with their stakeholders. It includes a toolkit for CFOs to better identify their key stakeholder communications needs and to proactively manage stakeholder communications.

Hard Facts About Accurate Estimates

This report presents the findings from a study into the impact of the use of estimates (including “fair value” estimates) on the financial statements of Singapore listed companies. In all, the published financial statements of 200 listed companies on the Singapore Exchange as at June 2012 were studied to understand how companies were using estimates to derive asset values.

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Technology Issues and Agenda

With increased complexity associated with information technology, CFOs need to keep abreast of requirements and processes to mitigate potential exposures. Additional insights and guidance can be found at the Technology Issues and Agenda page.