This week, Workday released its global “Finance Redefined: Workday Global Finance Leader Survey,” conducted by Longitude, which surveyed more than 670 finance leaders across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South Africa to get their perspectives on the future of the finance function and finance leadership.
Once considered a numbers-only role, the CFO must now balance traditional responsibilities with growing demand for data-driven analysis and insights to help manage risks, spot new opportunities, and weather economic shocks and volatility. The ability of finance to deliver quality insights quickly and to the right people creates great strategic advantages for an organization.
In our survey, we set out to understand the challenges and opportunities facing finance leaders as they look into the future, and their confidence in being able to deliver data and insights across their organizations.
Based on our research findings, we identified four priorities that continue to have a significant impact on the future of finance and its ability to support business needs: resilience, intelligence, leadership, and talent. Here is an overview of our top findings in each of these areas: