Published: 16 April 2019
Analyst(s): Finance Research Team
This research will help CFOs reduce structural inefficiencies and increase productivity by benchmarking the centralization, size and structure of their team against that of their peers. We surveyed over a hundred companies comprising small, midsize and large organizations. Considering the survey demographics, our findings are most relevant for midsize companies.
Middle Office and Back Office Receive a Higher Share of Finance’s Budget
Back Office Has the Largest Share of Total Finance FTEs
Limited Utilization of Shared Locations
Front Office Is the Most Decentralized
Most Organizations Outsource Finance Activities
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