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Addressing the challenges of finance

In a rapidly changing business environment, Finance leaders need to constantly assess and reassess Finance strategy, improve function efficiency and challenge the organisation to deliver more, through effective Finance business partnering. With our unrivalled combination of global reach, market-leading experience and comprehensive Finance Transformation offerings, we constantly strive to meet the challenges faced by Finance leaders.

Finance strategy & vision   |   Finance organisation   |   Finance processes   |  Finance systems, data & information

Finance strategy & vision 

Offerings that assist finance in defining and executing its future finance strategy

Taking an ‘a La Carte’ approach to Finance Transformation Finance Transformation: Think a la carte, not overhaul (2012)
Identifies ten key finance transformation challenges facing CFOs and finance organisations today and strategies to address them.
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Working capital: the £64 billion dollar question Working capital: the £64 billion dollar question (2012)
The Deloitte 2012 UK Working Capital Performance Study reveals that excess working capital held in UK plc has risen to £64 billion. The study explore which sectors are managing their working capital most effectively, and what can be done to improve UK plc performance overall.
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Finance Business Partnering Finance business partnering (2012)
Finance is an increasingly important strategic partner to businesses facing a range of complex challenges.                                                                                  
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The Mission Driven CFO The mission driven CFO (2011)
The unique challenges faced by CFOs and finance functions of non-profit enterprises.
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Finance organisation 

Offerings that assist finance in defining and executing changes to its finance organisation and talent strategies.

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.                                                                            
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Insights from Deloitte’s 2011 global shared services survey (2011) Insights from Deloitte’s 2011 global shared services survey (2011)
The report gathers the views of 270 shared services executives worldwide and discusses several key themes.
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Shared Services Handbook (2011) Shared services handbook (2011)
A 100 page practical guide to assessing the feasibility, design and build of shared services.
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FT leaders: On the line & off the record (2011) FT leaders: On the line and off the record (2011)
Lessons from Finance Transformation leaders 
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Finance Processes 

Offerings that assist finance in defining and executing changes to its finance process strategies

Dealing with the Eurozone Financial Crisis (2012) Dealing with the Eurozone financial crisis (2012)
Discusses steps companies should take in dealing with the Eurozone crisis.
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Faster Financial Reporting Faster financial reporting (2012)
For companies that report to the market with a 30 June year end period, the potential impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on business operations represent an even bigger challenge for timely and risk-free reporting.
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Financial Planning & Analysis (2012) Financial planning & analysis (2012)
The next frontier of business process outsourcing?
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Rethinking Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting (2011) Rethinking planning, budgeting and forecasting (2011)
Rethinking approaches around planning, budgeting and forecasting 
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Finance systems, data & information 

Offerings that assist finance in defining and executing changes to its finance systems strategies

The CFOs role is moving from customer analytics insights to action (2012) The CFOs role is moving from customer analytics insights to action (2012)
The article discusses how the CFO’s role has evolved to be more than just financial and offers a roadmap to guide the delivery of analytics value in both the short and long term.
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Killer apps? Appearance isn’t everything (2011) Killer apps? appearance isn’t everything (2011)
Computing devices are everywhere. What used to be a beige box on your desk is now in your pocket, on your coffee table and inside your TV. But these are very different computers to those that have gone before.
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CFOs can use analytics to drive bottom line growth (2011) CFOs can use analytics to drive bottom line growth (2011)
Leading consumer product companies are using analytics about customers and pricing to help gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
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