The role of the finance team has changed recently, due to increased oversight from regulators, more active investors, and company-specific changes in business operations. What steps are companies taking to respond to the internal and external forces? Find out how finance often repairs core finance and operating activities, as exposed in the results of a survey and a series of interviews among senior finance executives.
infor- mation from an investor community that must make buy, sell, and hold decisions on companies they may know little about. About a year ago, Cendant Corporation spun off $3.8 billion Wyndham Worldwide Corporation as a new public company; Virginia Wilson, the Parsippany, New Jersey, company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, says, Many of the people in the invest- ing community who ended up owning our shares after the spin-off hadn't necessarily bought the old Cendant shares