Transforming the Finance Function - From Cost Center to Value-Adding Strategic Differentiator
All too often, corporate finance is relegated to a backward-looking non-strategic function, a necessary cost center that is focused on transactional aspects and reporting. We will demonstrate using real-world examples - how MAHLE can evolve their finance function into a strategic differentiator; one that is a partner for management, insight-focused, forward-looking, and supports true value creation. To do so requires disrupting the status quo, streamlining processes, making data accessible, and shortening cycle times in order to make finance more transparent, more responsive, while also shifting the focus from reporting to analysis, insight, and action. Richard from MAHLE and Christian from KERN will illustrate how to get measurable results to the bottom line.