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As technology evolves, so do accounting and finance leaders

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 7, 2018

The pace at which technology is driving change in today’s accounting and finance functions is accelerating at a rapid clip, resulting in boosted efficiencies, better collaboration with the business, enhanced compliance, and more.

Such was the overall theme from this year’s accounting and finance benchmark report, developed jointly by Robert Half and the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), the non-profit research affiliate of Financial Executives International. Based on survey responses from more than 1,700 financial leaders at public and private companies in the United States and Canada, the report also features insights gathered directly from interviews with financial executives.

“We have been tracking the automation trend closely as part of our benchmarking research for past several years and, year in and year out, one thing emerges pretty clearly: Accounting and financing organizations throughout North America are only expanding their embrace of...

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