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The Renewed Finance Function: Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance
The role of the finance team has changed recently, due to increased oversight from regulators, more active investors, and company-specific changes in business

about finance  busi- ness managers' thinking about how to work with the finance team. Finance was typically a scorekeeper; it produced these reports that would make sure that the rules are followed. I think what the business is saying now is, ‘Look, finance, it's great that you're showing me these reports, but they're not enough. We want you to understand a few things and convey your understanding to us to provide us with insight in business decision mak- ing so that we're more knowledgeable.' He calls on finance

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