Becoming a World-Class Chief Financial Officer

Expert insight to help finance leaders drive and sustain business growth

Accelerate Digital Transformation

With 70% of boards of directors looking to accelerate digital business initiatives and strategies, CFOs play a pivotal role in steering their business to digitally-enabled growth. CFOs can help plan and execute a digital strategy that promotes digital transformation -  and ensure that their organization's investments and capital decisions can support it.

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    How we address your top challenges

    Positioning the business to deliver simultaneous top-line and bottom-line growth is difficult, but achievable for CFOs. Our expert guidance and objective insights into the best practices of leading CFOs and finance teams will enable you to excel at you leadership responsibilities, achieve your mission-critical priorities and grow your business.

    Plan and execute your finance strategy

    Identify the key components of successful finance strategies based on proven best practices, and gain templates and checklists to help you plan, communicate and execute your finance strategy effectively.

    Position finance to drive value

    CFOs have a new role in capturing value for the organization: funding competitive differentiation. For 15 years, Gartner has examined how finance teams successfully drive both top-and bottom-line improvements. See the key findings and learn how CFOs can drive value.

    Execute your finance transformation successfully

    85% of finance teams are undergoing or planning a finance transformation. However, 70% of finance transformation initiatives fail to deliver the forecast benefits to the business. Avoid common pitfalls and capitalize on best practices to transform your finance function successfully.

    Understand the trends shaping the future of finance

    As digital technologies continue to disrupt industries and markets, the finance function must also transform to leap competition. Discover 10 opportunities for CFOs to accelerate digital transformation in the finance function and across the organization.

    Optimize finance business partnership

    Financially unsound decision making puts 3% of profits at risk, and more than 20% of decision makers don’t consider the financial impact of their decisions. Understand how finance leaders can position their team to enable business decisions that maximize returns.

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    How Gartner Supports CFOs

    As the CFO role becomes more complex, it’s critical for new CFOs to assume a range of early responsibilities effectively. Using insight from new and tenured CFOs, we’ve identified the key drivers of successful CFO role transitions, and can equip you with the tools to make a fast, successful impact.

    We no longer focus on ‘why you’re off budget.’ Instead, we set targets and relevant forecasts, and discuss how the business can come together to deliver the outcome.

    Andrew Westermeyer

    Finance Director for Group Services, RCL Foods

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