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The View From the Top

Dec 04, 2015
From the Advisory Institute

Global CEOs See a Powerful Future for Their CFOs.  Welcome to the Age of the Renaissance CFO.

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CEOs expect a lot of their CFOs. Today’s CFOs need to manage an ecosystem of expanding complexity—increasing globalization, leveraging financial data and analytics, optimizing business strategies, turning regulatory ‘burden’ into opportunity, and identifying disruptors that may upend business models—all with a view to achieving a competitive advantage.

At the same time, CFOs need to go beyond the numbers to tell a compelling story to stakeholders and the market as well as turn that data into actionable intelligence. 

KPMG International’s global report, The View from the Top, which surveyed over 500 executives from six continents, reveals that we have entered the age of the Renaissance CFO.

One thing is clear: something has to change if CFOs are going to close the gap between the expectations of their CEOs and the reality on the ground.

Read the report and view the slide presentation for findings of the survey:

Report (PDF)

Read The View From the Top (PDF)


KPMG and Forbes explore the research in a panel discussion.

Access the recording