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Driving Profitability

Almost every decision your company makes has financial implications. Every day, you make investments in technology and people, operations and innovation. Growth and profitability may depend on your firm's understanding of private equity, capital markets and global trade. Browse our articles and resources to stay current with trends and strategies for financial management.

Develop a Strategic Planning Process

Follow a formal strategic planning process to create enterprise-wide alignment of resources and priorities. Be sure to identify issues that will have the greatest impact on your business' financial performance. Involve those who will be executing the strategies and tie compensation to success metrics.

Improve Cash Flow Solutions

Create Long-Term Value

Determine financial goals for a time horizon of at least five years, and tie them to a robust business strategy. Provide investors and stakeholders with information they need to assess performance against long-term strategy, including potential mergers, buyouts and acquisitions.

Plan for Major Business Initiatives

Benchmark Against Competitors

Benchmark against your own competition but also analyze best industry practices from other industries as well. Begin with the core financial measurements, then move on to benchmarking processes and practices. What do others do well, and how can you promote the adoption?

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