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CFO & Enterprise Value: Helping unlock value across the wider CFO agenda

Accenture guides CFOs in harnessing the power of their role as architect of business value and guardian of the economic value agenda for the enterprise.

Overview

The role of the CFO has evolved. The CFO has progressed from an accountant closing the books, to a business partner delivering insights and providing decision support, to what we now call a Value Architect. In this role, the CFO takes on a strategist position as the guardian of the economic value agenda for all major decisions made in the enterprise.

As Value Architect, the CFO agenda extends far beyond the traditional finance function to include a wide variety of topics such as the product- and geographic-mix, future ERP and technology strategies, enterprise operating models, and the digitalization of the enterprise. CFOs recognize the importance of technology to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance function and the overall enterprise, as well as to fuel growth and profitability. They often turn to tools such as big data, analytics and digital technology to improve enterprise performance and help guide the business.

Why Accenture

With a relentless focus on outcomes, the Accenture Strategy CFO & Enterprise Value practice assists the CFO as Value Architect and the CFO’s team in the wide range of decisions to be made and related strategies to be developed.

We help to anticipate and benefit from business and technology trends, and design innovative enterprise operating model strategies. We improve the ability to organize, integrate and analyze a wide range of information to deliver sustainable high performance planning, forecasting and reporting solutions based on leading technology. We work with our clients to develop new methods to evaluate and manage digital and other investments. We bring deep industry expertise, a global perspective, an extensive technology heritage and cutting-edge digital capabilities to address the broader CFO agenda.

Our CFO & Enterprise Value practice is recognized as a thought leader on the changing role of the CFO. Building on 10 years of research, our latest High Performance Finance report delivers key insights into the challenges that finance leaders face, and how the CFO is adapting to digital technologies and new growth models.

SPECIFIC SERVICES

Accenture can help guide CFOs in their evolving role as guardian of the economic value agenda for the enterprise.

Services include:

  • Digital Finance: helps CFOs improve planning, forecasting, reporting and analysis based on leading Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) operating models, data structures and new enabling technologies. We also assist in evaluating and managing technology and digital strategies and investments.

  • Enterprise Value Targeting: provides a multi-functional and multi-dimensional benchmarking, assessment and predictive analytic capability to forecast, measure, assess and track value creation opportunities across the enterprise.

  • Integrated Operating Model: helps clients strategize and design new, global enterprise operating models that integrate front to middle and back office activities across multiple processes and functions into stakeholder-driven enterprise services, focused on achieving business outcomes. 

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