As one experienced CFO to another, I think we can probably agree that there is an urgent need for progressive finance strategy. Companies are operating in a global business environment of growing complexity. Things have dramatically changed on the outside. In response, there needs to be more innovation from the inside to create growth while continuing to balance opportunity and risk with sound judgement and right timing.
Supply Chain Finance
Financing the supply chain is an age-old challenge for corporations, banks and suppliers, and the CFOs and treasury teams who manage procurement budgets. What has changed in recent years is the adoption of innovative technology solutions that create a dynamic layer of visibility in the supply chain, adding opportunities for suppliers who have otherwise funded their receivables up to 140 days or more before they had any notification that they would be paid by their customers.
CFOs today depend on the strategic function of treasurers than in previous years. One reason why treasurers’ role has become more aligned to the CFO’s agenda is a direct result of the treasurer’s ability to unlock value within the organization at a low cost, and drive strategic objectives of the CFO, such as offering a more comprehensive view of cash and payments, acquisition strategies and capital allocation strategies.