The Global CFO Study 2008 - Balancing Risk Management with an Integrated Finance Organisation

In the globally interdependent marketplace, CFOs need their organisations to perform well and want to outperform their peers with consistently strong growth and big profits. They want to be superbly agile with change, tenacious with unexpected opportunities and resilient to risk. Most try to do so by letting their business units and geographies conduct Finance activities according to specialised standards and provincial preferences. But, according to a new IBM study of more than 1,200 CFOs and senior Finance professionals, this is usually the wrong approach.