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Chief Financial Officer – a Finance Operator

Balancing capabilities, talent, costs and service levels

Four Faces of the CFO: OperatorFinancial Operators must dynamically balance cost and service levels in delivering on the finance organisation's responsibilities, and adapt Finance's operating model as necessary. The Finance Operator focuses on the key issues of Finance operation, from managing talent and balancing service levels through offshoring and shared services to understanding, managing and mitigating organisational risk.

To achieve this, the Finance Operator continually develops and evolves the Finance operating model and talent management in financial disciplines. Operators are adept ay managing often scarce or limited Finance resources to drive the greatest return on investment, manage risk and evolve the Finance operations to achieve International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS).

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