Those organisations that respond quickly to their competition, seize opportunities, and meet and exceed their customer needs are in the best position to succeed in the industry and economies they operate. In doing so they are able to maximise the return to their organisation and the shareholders who have invested in it, and, therefore, safeguard the future.
This is compromised when functions like Finance are not in a position to respond quickly and provide the support that is needed by the businesses key decision makers. Finance must provide that support and add value. This is the key message in Bean Soup – Beyond Bean Counting – Steps for Lifting a Finance Function Skill
Set Towards ‘Adding Value’.