Wanja Bont is joining Olivier Kofler as joint leader of PwC´s Experience Center. With his many years of international advisory and practical experience, Mr Bont is set to inject new life and strength into the firm´s creative forge. His arrival means that the Experience Center now also combines "the best of advisory and agency" at executive level.
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"Strategy That Works", the new management book by PwC´s Strategy& in collaboration with Harvard Business Review Press, shows how companies can successfully execute their strategy.
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Traditional financial intermediaries are facing competition from FinTech companies and their technology-based business models. Of the established financial institutions, 83% take the view that the future will see new FinTech companies conquering a variety of service areas. Among banks, the figure rises to 95%. The great potential offered by cooperation with them is shown by the study "Blurred Lines: How FinTech is shaping Financial Services" produced by PwC.
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The role of tax information and departments within companies is changing. PwC´s study series, "Tax function of the future", shows how today´s corporate tax departments have changed and how they shape the future. It isn´t merely a question of fulfilling the declaration duties of a company anymore. Rather, tax departments are now required to actively and fully manage information and risks on all levels. The result of arduous manual efforts to collect relevant information and documents serve the entire company as a decision basis. However, not only the tax area is changing: transformation, adjustment and change management are on many companies´ agendas. Particularly in finance, where cost savings, cost control and efficiency gains are top of the priority list, changes and adjustments are a major topic.
Tax information as a strategic planning tool
The most recent issue of PwC´s series, "Tax as a critical component in every finance transformation", discusses the factors for a successful transformation. The study shows that using automation, data analysis and tax information the right way not only saves time and minimises errors, it also increases a company´s performance. Tax information thus becomes a judicious planning tool and offers strategic added value for the company. This is a change that opens up new possibilities and opportunities for tax experts as well as the market in general.
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For any questions on this topic, please do not hesitate to contact Armin Marti, Leader Corporate Tax at PwC Switzerland and Erik Steiger, Partner Tax and Legal Services, PwC Switzerland.