Gartner Research

Principles for Determining the Location of Finance Front Office Activities

Published: 20 February 2019

ID: G00417823

Analyst(s): Finance Research Team


Review this research to learn about the frameworks and principles corporate FP&A leaders should follow to determine the optimum location of different front office activities, sustaining performance of decision-maker support without sacrificing efficiency and scale.

Table Of Contents


The Current State of Finance Front Office

Determining the Future State of Front Office Activities

Decision Framework for Organizing Activities

3 Principles to Evaluate Activity Location

Principle 1: Centralize Periodic Forecasting and Budgeting at a Shared Location

Principle 2: Reduce FP&A Ownership of Routine Decision Support Activities

Principle 3: Reduce Corporate FP&A Ownership of Judgment-Based Activities as Locus of Decision Moves Away From the Center


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