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Exploring the opportunities for Finance

Cost savings, revenue generation and innovation are on the boardroom agenda and the finance department must reflect the agility and needs of the wider business. Our research provides a review of the key issues facing Finance leaders today.

Deloitte CFO Survey (2012)
The Deloitte CFO Survey, launched in 2007, is a quarterly survey of Chief Financial Officers and Group Finance Directors of major UK companies. Over 300 CFOs, mainly from FTSE 350 companies, have joined the CFO Survey panel. The Survey captures shifts in UK CFOs' opinions on valuations, risks and financing and has become a benchmark for gauging financial attitudes of major corporate users of capital.
Working Capital: The £64 billion question (2012)
The Deloitte 2012 UK Working Capital Performance Study reveals that excess working capital held by UK plc has risen to £64 billion. Recent Deloitte CFO Survey results have repeatedly highlighted ‘increasing cash flow’ and ‘reducing costs’ as top priorities for CFOs. Meanwhile CFOs expect to raise less external financing in 2012 than previous years.
Global Outsourcing & Insourcing Survey (2012) Global outsourcing & insourcing survey (2012)
The survey results reveal that outsourcing and insourcing leaders are finding that outsourcing is continuing to become mainstream, as another standard business practice that should be evaluated as business needs mandate.
Deloitte’s 2011 global shared services survey (2011)
Thirty-odd years ago, shared services was an unproven, radical new idea. Today, it’s a mainstream business strategy that has repeatedly demonstrated its value – if a company gets it “right.” The question before many leaders today is not if they want to pursue shared services, but how.
Finance Transformation leaders – on the line and off the record (2010)
In the summer of 2010, Deloitte conducted more than 25 in-depth interviews with finance transformation leads from some of the world’s best-known companies.
Globalising finance operations? Not so fast (2009)
With a year marred by economic uncertainty, offshore scandals and widespread redundancies, executives in large companies are starting to take a fresh look at globalising their finance operations.


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