Gartner Research

Benchmarking the Location of Finance Middle-Office Activities

Published: 20 March 2019

ID: G00431605

Analyst(s): Finance Research Team

Summary

Chief accounting leaders can increase structural efficiencies and productivity by benchmarking the allocation of their staff across the corporate center, business and shared locations. Our findings, based on the survey responses of over 100 companies, are most relevant for midsized firms.

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

Key Definitions

Accounting Leaders Place Most Middle-Office Staff at the Corporate Center

Decentralization Increases With Increasing Revenue and Complexity

Impact of Increase in Revenue

Impact of Increase in Legal Entities

Impact of Increase in Geographic Locations

Middle-Office Spend Decreases With Increased Share of Corporate Center Staff

Conclusion

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