CFO Advisory | Finance & Controlling

What has changed in the CFO Office?

The demands on the CFO and its organization have changed strongly in the past years. Even if the focus of the CFO office has changed from the correct recording of transactions to business partners over the last 20 years, this has largely been based on a stable foundation of methods and instruments.

On the one hand, the complexity of the existing business has significantly increased through a more global, clearly more work-oriented line-up. In addition, business models are changing more rapidly and new business models are created, which still do not affect the still important intuition for the business.

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Oliver Braun, Head of Corporate Development, BHS Corrugated

Our broschures for the CFO

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Whitepaper Predictive Analytics - Take your forecast to the next level with predictive analytics!
  • Classification and benefits of predictive analytics
  • Requirements & limits
  • Procedure for the introduction of predictive analytics
  • About the cooperation of the 4C GROUP and the Controller Academy
Whitepaper Target Operating Model - Preparation for CFO 4.0: Without a clear target image of the future finance organization, the CFO area will become the company's dinosaur!
  • How can the new available data be integrated into the reporting?
  • What does reporting and control look like under industry 4.0 sign?
  • What effect will the relocation of CRM systems to the cloud have on the CFO? 
  • Is the old paradigm that every number in the company must come from the CFO area losing its validity?
  • Can one trust the promises of the manufacturers who once again promise integration?
  • When can reporting and planning finally become part of general corporate management and not a controlling event?
CSR Reporting - legal duty and marketing dumb or meaningful control?

Since 2014, certain companies have been obliged to publish non-financial information on corporate social responsibility. We provide an overview of CSR reporting:

  1. Challenges in CSR Reporting 
  2. Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
  3. Benefit of CSR Reporting
Digital Finance - Digitization will increasingly change finance
  • Where does digitization begin? 
  • Digitization is the project to use digital technology to offer new products, to improve processes and to improve communication and networking 
  • Digital Strategy, Digital Operations and Digital Capabilities
Whitepaper to profitability management
  • Objectives of profitability and cost management
  • Basics and principles
  • Instrument kit
Top management reporting: Focusing corporate management on real key performance indicators - Powerful control concepts are the prerequisite for effective management cockpits
  • Need for effective and transparent control information as a starting point for the introduction of a Management Cockpit
  • 4C approach to developing an effective management cockpit
  • Advantages and Benefits of a Management Cockpit

Cooperation with Controller Academy

Partnership of the 4C GROUP with the Controller Academy


The Controller Academy and 4C GROUP AG work together in close cooperation. The Controller Academy is known for high-quality education and training seminars as well as consulting in the area of the conception of controlling, especially from the perspective of the individual company. Through the partnership of the 4C GROUP with the Controller Akademie, we can offer our customers in-depth experience in the entire spectrum of corporate management and controlling, from the individual company to the group, from the controlling philosophy and conception to the implementation in organisation, processes and systems! As trainers of the Controller Academy, Stephan Grunwald and Peter Keefer are also contact persons for the topics Target Operating Model and digital transformation. You can find more information on the seminar content here. You can download our latest white paper on predictive analytics in cooperation with the Controller Academy here.

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