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Keeping Your Finance Business Partnering Model Relevant in a Digital, Hybrid World

Published: 18 March 2022

Summary

CFOs can use this research to learn about emerging practices that companies are using to help their finance business partners stay ahead of business needs in an increasingly digital and hybrid workplace.

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Key Findings
  • External trends such as the democratization of data and analytics, and the hybrid workplace, are eroding the relevance of finance business partners’ expertise and increasing their distance from business decision makers.

  • Redefining finance business partner roles for digital business will allow finance to continue to add value in the face of digital business acceleration.

  • Closing the virtual distance between finance business partners and the business will prevent deterioration of finance’s relationship with the business in a hybrid setting.

Recommendations

To prepare finance business partners to weather complications posed by external trends, CFOs should:

  • Redefine finance business partner roles for digital

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