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The Role of the CFO is evolving with Digital Transformation

Some 80% of companies that have undergone digital transformation efforts reported increased profitability, compared to 53% of other companies,  according to SAP and Oxford Economics worldwide survey. Finance departments and CFO’s offices are providing a leading role in the journey towards sustainable digital transformation. Companies who partner with their finance leaders and implement digital transformation experience 6x the return on investment (ROI) and are 80% more likely to sustain the transformation on time and within budget.

Vic Datta - Ideal candidate specializing in digital finance and transformations

Vic is a highly experienced consultant who also held operational CFO and CIO roles in Fortune 1000 Global Firms. He has been called into complex growth or over-leveraged situations to accelerate performance, and to restore operational and financial stability in various industries.


Cash is the lifeblood of any organization. For businesses growing rapidly or on the brink of, financial distress, getting a firm grip on cash inflows and outflows, its the only thing!  In this paper, we explore the primary ways organization leadership can keep operations afloat is to get a firm grip on liquidity.


When you look through traditional M&A due diligence checklists, the normal items you’d expect to see are financial, operational, sales and marketing, real-estate, information technology, and buried in the IT checklist, a few lines if any on cyber-security.  It is becoming apparent through research that the significant up-tick in cyber-attacks notwithstanding, many companies provide only basic due diligence and follow up in the merger, acquisition or divestiture event. In many cases, cyber-security and the resources to support a secure transition in an M&A event is conspicuously absent.


The Finance & Accounting (F&A) function is critical at the onset to an effective merger to deliver business insight, help ensure compliance and controls, and create operational efficiencies for capturing deal value across the organization. Common finance integration activities include Integrating business operations and systems, maintaining harmonized controls, providing accurate, insightful and consistent financial reporting, ensuring compliance, and establishing interim legal structures and business processes. In conducting these activities, newly combined companies obtain the flexibility they may need to grow and thrive.