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Special Report: Finance

July 2013

The CFO role is becoming more strategic and influential, according to a global research study sponsored by Oracle and Accenture. In May, Oracle released the results of the study, which showed 71 percent of CFOs reporting their overall level of strategic influence has increased over the past three years and 65 percent of respondents citing an increase in responsibility over setting and determining strategy. Here, find out how to register for the report The CFO as the Catalyst for change, plus hear what other thought leaders have to say about how CFOs can prepare for this evolving role.

What's Next for the Head of Finance? The CFO as Catalyst for Change
“As interesting as that macro-level picture is, I think the most intriguing findings were around the increasing role CFOs are playing in the technology department...The reason I say that is because 84 percent of respondents said cooperation between the finance leader and CIO has increased during the past three years,” says John O'Rourke, Vice President EPM Product Marketing at Oracle.

Dashboard View
Fiat's corporate finance team is spearheading business intelligence (BI) and enterprise performance management (EPM) initiatives to give senior managers and finance professionals a global view of operations.

CFO Insights: The Evolving Role of the CFO
In this video, Karen dela Torre, Oracle vice president, explores some of the key findings from the recent joint Oracle-Accenture global survey of 930 CFOs.

Oracle E-Book: The Expanding Role of the CFO
Download your copy of The Expanding Role of the CFO to hear from fellow executives at midsize organizations in different industries and geographies on overcoming obstacles to growth and strategies for future developments.

Managing Exchange Rate Volatility
While traditional hedging techniques leverage financial instruments to offset short-term currency fluctuations, these tools may prove unsuitable for managing currency volatility in the longer term. At the same time, increased risk is pushing up the cost of traditional hedging techniques and limiting the availability of hedging products from financial institutions. So, how should businesses respond?

Best Practices in Enterprise Performance Management Implementations
CFOs and CIOs often fall short in understanding all the considerations for a providing a solid infrastructure enterprise that is needed to leverage the software capabilities.

Five Ideas: Finance
Financial smarts alone are no longer enough to meet these new challenges—today's CFOs need technology expertise as well.

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