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Can Technology Make CFO's and Controller's Jobs More Strategic? (Part 2)
Part 1 of this blog series established that by offloading non-essential and non-value-adding routine tasks to third-party business process outsourcing (BPO

chief stuff  the possible liberation of chief financial officers (CFOs) and controllers from their daily grind mindless chores. A New Breed of CFOs and Controllers? I can see how financial management and accounting software as a service (SaaS ) applications and BPO offerings can provide a good value proposition , but the crux of the matter is whether CFOs and controllers will sabotage this approach with fear of job insecurity, becoming obsolete, and other apprehensions. But if they can see this offering as freeing

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