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The finance executives in our survey advise closer collaboration between operations and risk management, to "engage all functions in the process." As one senior finance executive notes, "You cannot do it alone."
Sponsored by Crowe Chizek and Company LLC
September 19, 2008
As the business environment grows more complex, companies become more exposed to a variety of risk factors. In response to this exposure, finance executives say they anticipate contributing more to nonfinancial risk management.

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Our findings suggested that mid-size companies have a significant opportunity to drive savings by improving their management of information and spending policies.
Sponsored by American Express
August 08, 2008
In September 2004, CFO Research Services (a unit of CFO Publishing Corp.) launched a research program to explore how mid-size U.S. companies drive savings through indirect expense management. This program built on research findings from studies on … more »
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Senior finance executives remain optimistic about the U.S. economy, according to this year's study of CFOs at mid-size companies.
Sponsored by American Express
August 08, 2008
Senior finance executives remain optimistic about the U.S. economy, according to this year's study of CFOs at mid-size companies. While a majority of respondents in this year's study expect economic growth in the year ahead, survey results suggest … more »
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How are companies around the world planning to change their spending and investment strategies in order to respond to an uncertain and, in many areas, slowing economy?
Sponsored by American Express
July 01, 2008
How are companies around the world planning to change their spending and investment strategies in order to respond to an uncertain and, in many areas, slowing economy? We surveyed and interviewed senior finance executives around the world to gain a … more »
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In this year's survey and interview program, senior finance executives at mid-size companies say that high-quality information on purchasing activity is central to controlling indirect spending.
Sponsored by American Express
June 04, 2008
In this year's survey and interview program, senior finance executives at mid-size companies say that high-quality information on purchasing activity is central to controlling indirect spending. Such information also contributes to planning, … more »
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In our sixth annual report on indirect expense management at mid-size U.S. companies, CFO Research Services explores senior finance executives' views on spending data, vendor relationships, corporate card programs, and other topics.
Sponsored by American Express
April 29, 2008
In our sixth annual report on indirect expense management at mid-size U.S. companies, CFO Research Services explores senior finance executives' views on spending data, vendor relationships, corporate card programs, and other topics. Our survey of … more »
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February 01, 2008
How are leading finance organizations in global banks adapting their functions and structures to fulfill expectations for serving new, more strategic roles across the enterprise? CFO Research Services conducted a series of interviews with senior … more »
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This white paper examines what steps CFOs are taking toward a new kind of risk management, which we refer to as “strategic risk management.”
January 09, 2008
This white paper examines what steps CFOs are taking toward a new kind of risk management, which we refer to as “strategic risk management.” This is not just a program of expanded audits, as some ERM efforts have become. Instead, strategic risk … more »
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This survey of senior finance executives indicates that few CFOs are satisfied with finance's strategic role or the progress of its transformation to a valued business partner.
January 03, 2008
In May 2002, CFO Research Services (a unit of CFO Publishing Corp.) and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young conducted a research program to examine what progress large U.S. companies have made in transforming the finance function. CFOs: Driving Finance … more »
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This study identifies what CFOs in some of the world's largest companies see as the key supply chain challenges facing their organization.
January 03, 2008
This study identifies what CFOs in some of the world's largest companies see as the key supply chain challenges facing their organization. It also looks at the ways in which some leading CFOs are using their unique role and perspective to help … more »
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According to supply management experts, the average company spends 20-30% more on procured goods and services than necessary.
January 03, 2008
It is perhaps the most underused tool a company has for increasing its profit. According to supply management experts, the average company spends 20-30% more on procured goods and services than necessary. Given that procurement typically consumes … more »
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The shareholder value movement has emerged since the early 1990s as a guiding principle not just for investors but also for management teams, as companies compete for capital to fund ambitious growth plans.
January 03, 2008
The shareholder value movement has emerged since the early 1990s as a guiding principle not just for investors but also for management teams, as companies compete for capital to fund ambitious growth plans. When executing strategies toward the … more »
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Recent changes in the C-suite and companies’ external environment have thrust the CFO into a new and expanded role in which finance teams are revisiting this issue of alignment.
January 03, 2008
Recent changes in the C-suite and companies’ external environment have thrust the CFO into a new and expanded role in which finance teams are revisiting this issue of alignment. Increasingly, investors have little tolerance for companies that cannot … more »
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Do companies see section 965 simply as a tactic for bringing home profits at low tax cost? Is section 965 an opportunity to recast a company’s footprint overseas?
January 03, 2008
In July 2005, a group of leading finance executives, tax practitioners, and editorial staff from CFO Research Services gathered in New York to discuss the repatriation provisions contained in the new section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code. The … more »
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Corporate real estate (CRE) is one of the largest items on the balance sheet, but one that often receives scant attention from the CFO
January 03, 2008
Corporate real estate (CRE) is one of the largest items on the balance sheet, but one that often receives scant attention from the CFO. After all, this asset is typically managed by the company's various operating units or by a separate real estate … more »
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