High G&A Spending Tied To Greater Profits
Spending cash to achieve strategic goals beats tight cost controls at the bottom line, research suggests.
Four Pitfalls Keeping Big Companies from Getting Bigger
Companies tend to be laden with bureaucracy, operate with a short-term mentality, condition managers to fear failure, and overstretch their teams, CEB says.
Budgeting Inflexibility Cripples Bottom Line
Companies should vary the budgeting model used for particular business units and functions, research shows.
Consultants Underperform Finance Staff on Decision Support
Business units and functions are far more likely to value internally conducted financial analyses over those farmed out to third parties.
CFOs Frustrated with Return on FP&A Investments
Some wonder if they should continue the investments, but what they really should do is to refocus their financial planning and analysis teams.
How to Stop Losing Your Talented Millennials
Finance departments should offer rotation programs, provide coaching, and shake up hiring criteria.
Think You Pay Employees Well? They Don’t
A CEB survey finds that nearly half of employees believe they are paid at below-market rates.
Key to Growth: A License to Kill
One of the best ways to boost your company's capacity to execute new growth strategies is by killing legacy projects.
G&A Cost Management, Reimagined
The nature of overhead costs has changed markedly in recent years, demanding a rethinking of how they're understood and managed.
For Ford, Finance Transformation Is a Way of Life
While many companies see finance-transformation efforts as finite projects, to Ford it's just the way to 'do finance.'
How to Hire Influential Finance Staffers: A Case Study
Big railroad company CSX wins points for a unique hiring process that heavily uses a case study to find staffers with strong persuasion skills.