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One of the biggest problems that the future holds in store is of lack of funds and a scarcity of human capital. For anyone in the HR industry, the most vital assets are its people. Any companies growth and success is directly proportional to the skills, talent, knowledge, and abilities of the employees of an organization. The abilities of a workforce make an organization. To achieve this very thing, a company requires a high-performing Chief…

The ultimate goal of any for-profit enterprise is to maximise the wealth of the owner. To do that, it is essential for any business to manage the treasury. One of the main tasks for a CFO involves looking after the treasury and managing it in the best possible manner.  Treasury management, also known as treasury operations, involves the management of a company’s holdings, with the end goal of managing the company’s liquidity and lessening its…

“Working capital” is something that everybody seems to be talking about. It is crucial to understand for people to figure out a strategy that is sound and works well with monitoring and managing working capital. With constant advice from thousands of people, monitoring working capital can become a daunting task. This requires some insights from the experts in their field. Let us see what insights a CFO holds when it comes to monitoring working capital…

In a world where financial complexities are growing with each passing day, the responsibilities of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) have become multi-faceted. They aren’t merely limited to the field of finance anymore. Now, they range from performing regulatory oversights and making sustainable growth strategies to stimulating organisational change and facilitating business integration. In this era of diversified job roles, one of the primary duties which a CFO performs is that of investment management. This…

Supply chain finance has brought about a massive transformation in the way corporates and suppliers interact. Not only has it eased the financing process but it has also ensured that both parties can transact in an effective and efficient way. Nevertheless, before we understand how it has unleashed numerous benefits, it is vital to know what supply chain finance truly entails. What Is Supply Chain Finance? A supply chain essentially involves three parties- the buyer,…

Much like the Butterfly Effect from the chaos theory, a business too is susceptible to an organisation-wide impact arising from a single negative occurrence. These days, industries economies, and businesses are so interconnected that even a single risk-related event can cause widespread disruption beyond the local boundaries and across this chain. With Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) becoming a mainstay, it is no longer just about compliance or assurance. It is now about driving…

GRC or Governance, Risk and Compliance refers to a strategy employed by large organisations to help manage the business’s overall governance, enterprise risk management and corporate compliance to regulations. It brings in a much needed structure to align the different functions of the business with the company objectives while effectively managing risk and meeting compliance requirements. An effective GRC strategy is one that ensures that has the right efficiencies and effective information sharing and reporting…

As the key strategic partner, the CFO of a company plays an important role from a sales perspective right from product pricing to cost of sales. Here are the five things a CFO must know about the sales function. Strategic planning is no longer just an annual activity for next year’s capital-budget for companies. With the increasing complexity of businesses these days, company leaders across the globe have realised the importance of continually evolving plans.…

Branding is not really quantifiable, but it is an important aspect for corporate giants. Being a coveted asset, the brand is at constant risk of attack. As the de facto risk officer of the company, the CFO is tasked with protecting this valuable company asset. Here we take a look at why and how a CFO should consider adding brand stewardship to their many roles. Branding may not be quantifiable from an accounting point of…

Integrity is no longer just a boardroom buzzword. With the umpteen number of ethical lapses the business world has recently witnessed, integrity has gained more prominence among the upper-echelons of corporates now. Here we take a look at how CFOs can successfully blend integrity into leadership. Integrity is no longer just a boardroom buzzword. It is something that affects the entire organisation, right from the C-Suite and the company’s employees to the brand perception in…