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Through a global survey of over 400 senior finance executives, this research program reveals the agenda for companies' finance teams--both within the finance department and their relationships with other parts of the enterprise. We infer that companies are most likely to generate value for customers and high returns for investors through renewed growth in their businesses, rather than through further cost containment in the years ahead. Amid these expectations for growth, finance executives say their function is likely to assume an even bigger role over the next five years as companies strive to improve their performance and maintain their competitiveness. The picture of the opportunities and issues facing the finance function emerges from this report.