The role of the CFO has shifted from tactician to strategist and CFOs are finding it increasingly difficult to balance the multitude of expectations of the finance function. CFOs are being asked to find more effective ways to reduce costs without compromising controls, maintain stability when non-routine situations arise, provide ongoing assurance that the organization is in full compliance with complex regulatory requirements, and provide more timely and insightful information for decision-making.
In this tool, we provide an outline that can be used to help ensure accurate and efficient forecasting in lean times.
Strategic Forecasting Guide
Forecasting and Budget-vs-Actual Analysis Process Flow