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CFO vs. CEO: When the C-suite collides on cost management

The link between cost cuts and growth strategy is broken — and the reason may be the C-suite.


Most executives agree: To nurture growth, you need to constantly take out costs that hinder your business goals and reinvest the savings in value-driven initiatives. In fact, according to Accenture global research across 700 executives in 13 industries, 82 percent of respondents agreed that their business funnels cost savings into growth initiatives. However, when it comes to executing on the cost reduction strategy, CEOs and CFOs have widely diverging views. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the areas where executives collide.


Learn why businesses are missing the link between cost reduction efforts and growth strategy.


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