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CFO Insights — Five skills that can help finance soar

Published on: Jan 26, 2017

According to a recent Deloitte CFO Signals™ survey, more than half of responding CFOs in North America are investing substantially (or plan to invest) in customer analytics, with finance/accounting analytics running a close second in terms of priority.

Making analytics a core competency for finance depends not only on people, of course, but also on strategy, process, data, and technology. That said, CFOs are ideally positioned to address the talent challenge, which can help move the needle on analytics accomplishments even if readiness in other areas is lagging.

To move beyond descriptive analytics and into the realm of predictive and prescriptive analytics, CFOs need to understand the five distinct skill-sets that are required to make the leap. This issue outlines those skills and helps chart a course for identifying, acquiring, and developing that talent.


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