The metric is closely tied to the intense demands being placed on finance teams to drive effective organizational decision-making.
Despite the overall lower cost of capital, the hurdle rates companies use to screen investments are still 'stubbornly high.'
Too many finance organizations are blowing their budgets to pay armies of people to do low-level work inefficiently.
But average pay raises for controllers and management-level finance team members were higher, according to the AFP.
What does your capital deployment strategy say about your growth expectations?
The volatile and uncertain global environment makes foreign direct investment (FDI) an appealing growth strategy for CFOs.
Performance metrics related to improvement or growth demonstrate the most positive relationships to shareholder return.
When you take 10 days to fix a payroll error, it can feel like an eternity to the employee who needs the money to pay her bills.
Technology investments are starting to pay off, creating urgency in management and boards to drive even more gains in operating income.
Not only do the top-performing financial shared services centers process more invoices and receipts with fewer people, those people accomplish much…