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20 May 2016

Finance in the digital age

By Jack Miall Outside of work we’re used to using social media and other collaboration tools to communicate and share ideas with our friends and family. I recently attended an event at PwC, hosted by Jemma Ingham (PwC, Director), Brian Furness (PwC, Partner), Gerard Newman (PwC, Partner) and Mark Newton...

29 April 2016

Finance 2.0 – Machine Wars: “Terminator” vs “Enabler”

By Clement Chan and Ashleen Ngion Since calculator watches first appeared in the 1970s, we have been obsessed with digital and technology. The world is now in Beta. Technologies, trends, markets and economies are in a constant state of flux. Long term strategies can no longer help a business sustain...

30 March 2016

Robotics

By Anish Shah At PwC’s Finance Leaders’ Summit in London, 62% of Finance Leaders either agree or strongly agree that the advancement of process automation will impact their business in the next 12 – 24 months. I regularly talk to clients about Digital Finance and have seen several, including PwC,...

19 February 2016

Only the paranoid survive

By Alex Wright 88% of companies in the Fortune 500 didn’t exist in 1955. Just think about what this means for finance. If we argue that newer, leaner companies, often in the sphere of technology, have far smaller and more efficient (and often cloud-based) finance functions, then surely as these...

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...