Top Finance Trends and Priorities for 2021

Emerging trends and next steps for CFOs and finance leaders

Gartner surveyed 300 CFOs, heads of FP&A and controllers to identify the top finance trends, priorities and challenges for 2021. The global and cross-industry results showed that digitalization initiatives feature among the wide range of CFO top priorities this year.

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  • The impact of the 2020 crisis and economic volatility on CFOs and finance leaders
  • How CFOs and finance leaders can tackle priorities to rethink recovery in 2021
  • Top finance trends and priorities for 2021: Advanced data analytics, workflow automation and digital skills

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    About the Gartner Finance Trends & Priorities Report

    This annual report is derived from the Gartner Finance Priorities Survey, which polls CFOs, heads of FP&A and corporate controllers on common challenges and asks them to rank their top priorities for the year ahead. This report is designed to offer finance leadership teams a better understanding of emerging finance trends and insight into what their peers are focusing on in the year ahead to help drive strategy for the finance function.

    This year, Gartner received responses from 300 finance leaders across the globe and all major industries. Fifty-eight percent of participants were CFOs.