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05 February 2016

Stewardocracy

By Rod Staples I like language and words. I like new words. A new word I like especially is ‘stewardocracy’. It’s really new – you won’t find it even on Google – because I’ve just made it up. So what does it mean? Literally, it means rule by the ‘stewards’....

22 January 2016

Meeting tomorrow’s tax challenges today

By Giovanni Bracco Never before has tax been more important to governments, taxpayers and other stakeholders. Increased global compliance requirements, together with a greater need for robust controls to manage tax risks and a desire to use data analytics to assist in business wide decision making processes are all impacting...

07 January 2016

The future of finance starts now

By Helena Clennell The world is changing and the landscape that organisations operate in is being reshaped by rapid technology advances coupled with megatrends such as rapid urbanisation, demographic changes, and a shift in global economic power. These megatrends are causing macro-economic challenges that are changing the way companies operate...

21 December 2015

The Digital Transformation: A CFO’s Perspective

By Garie Walsh In November we held the fourth PwC Finance Leaders’ Summit in London. During the two day event over 100 CFOs and finance leaders from across all industries looked at how advances in technology and digital are affecting the role of the Finance function and how it goes...

04 December 2015

Anaplan awards PwC for Excellence in Agile and Apps

By Pawel Kowalski During the Anaplan Hub 2015 conference PwC was announced the winner of the award for Excellence in Agile and Apps. The recognition arose from the successful implementation of a number of Anaplan solutions using the Agile methodology and the development of a Short-Term Cash Flow Planning application,...

25 November 2015

What does a janitor have in common with a CFO?

By Brian Furness Last week we held out 4th Finance Leaders’ Summit which looked at how digital and technology are changing the role of Finance and how the function operates. These changes will impact all areas of Finance, including your financial reporting teams, business partners, and your shared services or...

23 November 2015

Want to drive greater efficiency? Trust your people to deliver…

By Vivienne Long Investing in people Recent years have seen extensive change in finance systems and processes as organisations look to rationalise operations, cut costs and speed up delivery. However, many companies operate with markedly different performance levels despite having very similar systems and processes. This variation between teams can...

07 October 2015

Finance in the fast lane

By Brian Furness In mid-September, Brian Hatton, Steve Crook and I hosted a dinner for a number of senior finance professionals from a broad group of our clients across a number of industries. The dinner was held with our alliance partner SAP and the topic for debate was around how...

24 September 2015

Invitation to live webcast: Assessing business impact

By Malcolm Preston We know that finance leaders in particular are being challenged to look beyond just profit and loss (P&L) to embrace new ways of defining and driving value. And from listening to our clients, it’s clear that some businesses are struggling with the decisions that involve broader social...

26 August 2015

Taking the lead: Finance in a digital age

By Jemma Ingham Boards and business teams are looking to Finance to help them navigate through a digital age. If Finance can’t provide the necessary insights, it risks being bypassed and side-lined. The solution doesn’t just lie in technology, but in making sure that finance professionals with the most up...