The role of the finance team has changed recently, due to increased oversight from regulators, more active investors, and company-specific changes in business operations. What steps are companies taking to respond to the internal and external forces? Find out how finance often repairs core finance and operating activities, as exposed in the results of a survey and a series of interviews among senior finance executives.
privacy, security, environ- mental, trade, labor, and other regulations) had a dra- matic impact on their companies' business activities in the last two years. Although we are now five years beyond the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley, and most com- panies have concluded their initial investments and internal controls assessments, the stringent audit requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley still draw finance teams away from activities that support decision making and presumably generate value for customers and