“COVID-19 has forced CFOs to abruptly assess both their organisation’s and function’s current digital capabilities, and they have clearly found many areas lacking. 2021 will be about accelerating digital investment timelines from the pace of a multi-year marathon to a 12-month sprint” [Alexander Bant, Chief of Research, Gartner].
In the last 12-months, organisations have performed Herculean acts of transformation as they pivot to digital business models. Much work is still to be done, but as we look ahead over 70% of senior executives say the pandemic has surfaced one of the greatest opportunities for growth in their industry in 2021 [McKinsey, 2020].
Indeed, companies and cultures have learned that great things can be achieved in a fraction of the time. But the finance function has been comparatively slower on the uptake, lagging behind other functions in the transformation journey.
As a Finance leader, 2021 is a critical year to ensure your team is keeping pace with the rest of the business (or ready for growth in a digital world). Join us as we explore the digitisation of the CFO, the path to finance transformation and the future of the once traditional finance function.