The CFO`s great balancing act

The CFO`s great balancing act

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In an economic landscape characterised by stagnant development, the ability to balance cost transformation with growth is pivotal for any leading business. This situation is particularly true in fast moving sectors, where companies need to integrate long term planning strategies with reactive initiatives. Speaking at The Economist’s CFO Summit 2013, Timotheus Höttges, CFO at Deutsche Telekom, discussed how these challenges were …

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2012

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2012 has been a challenging year for many businesses. A difficult economic climate coupled with huge pressure to cut costs, forced many finance leaders to substantially alter their business strategies. As a result many new and innovative cost transformation techniques were developed. 4C Insights kept on top of the latest trends and best practice solutions to emerge throughout the year.  …

81% of Finance Leaders single out cutting costs

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London, UK – 22 March 2012: 81% of Finance Leaders surveyed at the Economist’s CFO Summit 2012, said they believed additional savings could be made through procurement.  An additional 65% identified supply chain and logistics as key areas to cut costs. “It’s no surprise given the current economic situation that cost transformation is a real concern for finance leaders,” said …