The future of finance is now

Building an insight-driven finance function

PwC Finance Transformation

Finance is increasingly turning into a strategic driver of the business,-managing uncertainties, improving resilience and driving sustainable outcomes. Finance must lead from the front to drive change, focus on trust and operate as a strategic business partner. This requires Finance to act with agility, deliver actionable data-driven insights and rapidly evaluate multiple scenarios. This has also reinforced the need for Finance to transform and adapt to the new world where new skills, behaviours and ways of working are required to be a leading Finance function.

Now is the time to go beyond the expected —embrace data-driven technology and digital innovation, invest in skills and define new ways of working. Finance Transformation is driving this success.

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The goal? Shift to a modern finance operating model

How? Use digital innovation — including artificial intelligence (AI), cloud technologies and advanced analytics — to automate transactional processing and pivot to being even more focused on insight.
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How do you drive resilient finance transformation?

Use a combination of modern and traditional levers to help accelerate growth, improve cost structure and reinvigorate the workforce for lasting results.

Accelerate your finance transformation, no matter where you are on your journey

PwC’s suite of finance transformation solutions helps you navigate today’s challenges, so you can move forward with confidence into the future of finance.

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Finance Transformation is a strategic shift in your Finance operating model enabled by continuous digital transformation across People, Process, and Performance. The PwC Finance Transformation framework outlines 7 levers in the Future of Finance agenda. Although you can start anywhere, true value is achieved when the 7 levers are successfully orchestrated through transformation based on your overarching vision and strategy.

Finance organisation and structure

The Finance organisation includes human and machine based roles in a structure that combines digital workforce, shared services, centres of excellence and Business Partnering Teams. Teams operate virtually using agile workflow models to optimise service delivery and drive organisational agility.

Finance workforce and capabilities

The Finance workforce is ‘digitally fit’ and has a culture of curiosity and continuous improvement. Emerging skills and capabilities include influencing stakeholders, storytelling, change and leadership skills underpinned by new digital capabilities.

Process excellence and automation

Processes are standardised, automated and simple to operate. Automated workflows enable improved efficiencies and effective escalation.

Cloud ERP and digital platforms

New digital Finance capabilities are enabled using cloud ERP and digital solutions underpinned by connected, relevant and trusted data.

Automated and predictive controls

Automated controls are embedded into the end-to-end business processes. Artificial intelligence (AI) enables a shift from detective to predictive controls.

Advanced analytics, insights and action

AI and machine-learning models deliver real-time, predictive financial planning forecasting and business insights that define the actions that should be taken to drive business performance. Dynamic scenario modelling provides rapid insights into risks and opportunities.

Strategic finance business partnering

Business partners leverage real-time and connected data to provide actionable strategic insights to drive commercial decision making and business performance, supporting the pivot to an insight-led advisory function.

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Mathea  Beck

Mathea Beck

Consulting Transformation Lead, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 477 359 811

Richard Pinder

Richard Pinder

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7841 496484

Gori von Hirschhausen

Gori von Hirschhausen

Finance Consulting Leader Europe, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 89 5790-6698

Craig Smith

Craig Smith

EMEA Finance Transformation Leader, Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Jamie Barakat

Jamie Barakat

Partner, Finance Transformation, PwC United States