Gary Simon, Chief Executive of FSN and leader of the FSN Modern Finance Forum on Linkedin. Interviews Mark Nittler, the visionary behind the development of Workday’s financial management application in the cloud about the way that he believes finance functions will work in the future.
FSN’s 2016 “Future of the Finance Function Research” finds that many finance professionals are struggling to strike an appropriate balance between their traditional role of financial steward and stakeholders’ demands for them to become more rounded strategic advisers. CFOs face an unenviable dilemma. On the one hand they want to spend more time on business partnering but on the other hand they cannot find the ‘breathing space’ they need to devote to process improvements that would yield the time they need. So how can they break the deadlock?