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Finance function effectiveness

Produce an efficient finance team

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Articles and features

Reports

Finance in the broadest sense

Building effective finance functions is a key concern of organisations and finance professionals. At a time when many claim we face unprecedented challenges, Stanley Harding's 1963 lecture on the finance function reminds us that there are many lessons we can learn from history. This report reproduces the lecture in full and complements it with expert commentary.

Webinars and recordings

ebooks

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Outsourcing

Looks at the fundamentals for outsourcing success and offers examples of good practice throughout the outsourcing lifecycle.

Outsourcing handbook: to implement a successful outsourcing process, The

Outsourcing best practice guide for managers.

CFO insights: enabling high performance through leading practices for finance ERP

Examines the end-to-end business processes that enable leading practices in finance.

CFO insights: achieving high performance through finance business process outsourcing

This title gives practical advice and strategies for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and answers questions that CFOs may have.

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Industry press

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Is your finance function agile?

Tips on how to take an Agile approach for your finance function, with examples of Agile and Scrum in action in finance and accounting.

Managing and building remote finance teams

The article looks at how many accounting and finance leaders keep their teams safe, maintain high productivity levels, and further build remote teams during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AI and the accounting function

In this paper the authors evaluate the current ability of the accounting function to accommodate the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in an organisation. Accounting tasks that can utilise AI are looked at and a framework for AI in the accounting function is discussed.

The changing role of the CFO: being the leader of the finance function is more complicated than ever.

Article looks at two CFOs who discuss how their role has changed, particularly with reference to technology and robotic process automation.

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