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Finance and accounting in Global Business Services: Moving up the value chain

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Finance and accounting in Global Business Services: Moving up the value chain
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From the Advice Worth Keeping podcast series
Hosted by Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director,
KPMG LLP Management Consulting


KPMG recently completed the 3Q16 edition of its global Pulse Survey conducted in conjunction with the Shared Services and Outsourcing Advisory and Human Resources Centers of Excellence. The research delved into Global Business Services (GBS) uptake and market trends, governance best practices, challenges with talent management, and the emerging areas of process automation and digital labor. 

In this podcast, Asif Akhtar, a Director in KPMG’s U.K. firm, talks with Stan Lepeak about:

  • The main focus areas for organizations in Europe and in the U.K. looking to advance their GBS efforts
  • The types of value-added services shared services centers should be proactively looking at today that go above and beyond a focus on cost savings alone
  • Whether organizations looking to bring more strategic work into their centers will have access to talent and the likely impact of automation

Duration: Approximately 15 minutes.  Activate the recording with the play button over the image.


To go deeper into this topic, read the full report Global Business Services growth beyond the back office.

Explore Global Business Services.

Learn more about KPMG Global Insight Pulse surveys.


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