Fast Close

Accelerated preparation of the financial statements

An accelerated preparation of the financial statement (fast close) is often regarded as the CFO's key qualification. With good reason, because a fast presentation of high-quality control information can only be guaranteed if all previous processes run smoothly.

The goal itself is also understandable, as the relevance of the figures from the management's point of view decreases every day after the last trading day and otherwise other sources are used to evaluate the situation.

However, as is almost always the case in process optimization, you will come to a point where further optimization becomes very time-consuming or you have to work with compromises. Compromises can be, for example, estimates or the use of plan data. Both with complex optimizations and with compromises you should ask yourself whether the actual goal is still promoted or whether you’re doing yourself a disservice.

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Whitepaper Target Operating Model


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!
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