Finance leaders in the 21st century are under increased pressure to become better partners. A recent global KPMG survey found that 72 percent of business leaders believe the role of finance leader was increasing in importance to the wider organisation. Despite this, many finance teams spend the vast majority of time managing and processing transactions to keep the ‘lights on’. Fold on top of this the necessary time to manage compliance and control requirements and you are left with very little time to answer those key questions from the business on how to steer the ship. ‘Where to go next?’, ‘what’s holding us back?’ and ‘where can we grow? That’s the reality of most finance teams that we speak to.
If time is money, then spending time in the right company is an investment.