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September 2021

Change the way Finance works

"All of our surveys and client interactions tell us that CFOs continue to find innovative ways to meet the needs of their many internal and external customers. In the process, they have expanded their vantage points and stepped into or cemented their roles in not only reporting, but also strategy."

– Chris Wright, Managing Director, Protiviti

Newly Released: Finance Trends Survey Report

Security, Data, Analytics, Automation, Flexible Work Models and ESG Define Finance Priorities

The results of the 2021 Finance Trends Survey reveal athat CFOs and finance leaders worldwide are addressing an expanding set of responsibilities beyond traditional finance and accounting. CFOs are informing and shaping cybersecurity investments and capabilities. Forecasting and planning processes are being overhauled to integrate new data inputs so that the insights they produce are more real-time in nature. The finance labor model is being refined to become more flexible and gain and sustain access to cutting-edge skills and innovative thinking. Financial reporting expertise is quickly being extended to unfolding Human Capital and ESG reporting and disclosure requirements.


Read the Report

Finance Trends Survey Report


Related Resources on the Website

  • Infographic
  • Audio commentary from our experts
  • Research brief: “5 Questions Boards Should Ask Their CFOs”
  • Research brief: “5 New Responsibilities for the Beyond-Finance CFO”
  • Research brief: “Elevating ESG and Human Capital Reporting to the Next Level”


Related CPE Webinar

Join us for a live discussion on the results of our survey, in which we identify key priorities of finance leaders and look at new and emerging issues.

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Participate in the Top Risks Survey

The range of uncertainties facing business leaders around the globe in 2021 is overwhelming – but looking ahead, what do you see as the key risks for 2022 and beyond? What are other leading executives around the world discussing in their boardrooms?
Our goal is to determine what top executives and board members see as key risk concerns on the horizon for their organizations. The questionnaire requires no more than 15-20 minutes to complete and is available through October 8, 2021.



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