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According To Finance Professionals, The Future Is Exciting

The future looks bright for a career in finance. That’s what the finance professionals of today are telling us about their vision for the professio...
Mary Beth FindlayDecember 8, 2015
According To Finance Professionals, The Future Is Exciting

The future looks bright for a career in finance. That’s what the finance professionals of today are telling us about their vision for the profession, but they also say that further developing their effective use of technology will underlie their success to a great degree.

This was the primary theme to emerge from a recent study conducted by CFO Research and sponsored by SAP. In September of 2015, CFO Research conducted a global survey of finance professionals, including both the leaders of and contributors to finance teams in large and mid-sized organizations around the world. We sought to gain a better understanding of the outlook for the finance function, and of what finance professionals from all levels saw as the source of their future success.

Here we present four key findings from that survey, based on the 1,544 responses we received.