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The role of CFOs has evolved from managing financial activities to a critical driver of growth, digitisation, and overall business innovation. As business strategies and customer requirements changed based on the ongoing market conditions, the need for businesses to transform has invariably created new responsibilities for CFOs. Although the shift had been in motion for quite some time, it accelerated only after the pandemic. Today, CFOs are experiencing intense pressure triggered by the pandemic and…

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted businesses, causing drastic disruption across business aspects from revenue, growth, liquidity to supply chain, and beyond. Today, it has become crucial for CFOs to move from short-term survival mode to long-term planning for optimum risk mitigation, thereby maintaining seamless cash flow while ensuring a quick and stable business recovery. And with its onset, the need for CFOs to embrace newer strategies to reduce COVID-19’s impact both virtually and sometimes without…

The cascade of manual processes underlying global trade has a lot of scope for a CFO to automate them. Read to know how CFOs can bring a difference in Global Trade Management. Today, the expectations of a CFO’s role have diversified and increased encompassing a wide range of issues, from risk management to more significant support of the organisational strategy. As such, the rapidly expanding array of data being gathered within all major functions has…

Applying digital technologies to finance processes will create more efficiencies, insights, and value over the long term. An emerging concept in many organisations is digital finance. Today, CFOs are yet to completely join hands in digital-transformation efforts, even though they own and manage much of the relevant business information that feeds such initiatives. CEOs and boards want CFOs and the finance function to provide real-time, data-enabled decision support. The onset of innovative technologies plus a…

CFOs must explore and exploit the fintech to their advantage. The digital revolution pushed the popularity of fintech to the next level like it has been doing in other domains too. There is a constant effort to up the ante in business for the consistent progress of the company because attaining the desired profits and goals is not the end but a beginning of laying a solid foundation for better prospects in future, when it…

Asset management is a profitable sector, and professional advisors can help maximise your investments. India has become a hub for high net worth individuals following its unprecedented progress in economy, harbouring young start-ups, potential entrepreneurs across domains and in the process have created a productive ecosystem for substantial revenue generation. The surplus funds should be put to good use and ensure the money works a bit harder. Automation brings down costs and enables better control…

Corporate finance leadership has seen growth beyond measures owing to the merging of world markets and the globalisation of the economy in the past couple of decades. The role of CFO’s has evolved and grown to that of a much higher entity. One such person who has achieved path-breaking growth with his calculated strategies is Amit Jaiswal, CFO of Royal Orchid Hotels. Royal Orchid Hotels was established in Bangalore in 1973 by Chender K. Baljee.…

With the merging of world markets and the globalisation of economy over the last couple of decades, a spark in the transformation of corporate finance leadership has been seen. Today, CFOs need to come up with growth strategies and ideas to revolutionise their businesses. One such person who has stirred up the business world with his path-breaking, calculated strategies is Abhishek Sharma, CFO of T24 Future Groups. A seasoned CFO with solid experience of over…

Innovation is an immensely potent tool which empowers an organisation to drive meaningful value. Not only does it increase workplace productivity but it also provides the business with a unique blend of creativity and skill. In the longer run, this enables a company to gain a decisive edge over its competitors. Despite the many benefits associated with innovation planning, a number of executives are quite fearful of the inherent risks which accompany the perusal of…

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.…