From the Advice Worth Keeping podcast series
Hosted by Stan Lepeak, global research director
KPMG LLP Management Consulting
Srini Krishna, finance & accounting director for Microsoft’s global finance operation, highlights how services are delivered via Microsoft's four F&A towers: 1) accounting; 2) accounts payable; 3) purchasing administration; and 4) payroll.
Through a mix of outsourcing and in-house captive centers, Srini summarizes the drivers behind external partnerships and internal efforts, and the benefits they bring to Microsoft.
Listeners will gain an understanding of:
- The primary drivers of consolidating F&A services, beyond economies of scale and cost savings
- The control and compliance complexities involved when attempting to standardize tools, processes and systems across 97 countries
- Key lessons learned from the perspective of Microsoft's seven-year shared services and outsourcing F&A journey – what they got right and what they would have done differently in hindsight
- The next transition initiatives in Microsoft's mature and comprehensive business services efforts
Duration: less than 20 minutes
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