Future of Finance

CFOs have a stark choice: either look on as the finance function is automated out of existence, or seize a new and crucial role in the business.

The right vision?

Have a roadmap for finance effectiveness, not automation:


of time can be reduced with finance automation and behavior change

The right resource allocation?

Give finance teams new ways to use underutilized skills:

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steps to improve finance effectiveness are about people

The right data strategy?

Drive insights with connected, self-service financial data:


of time in top performing finance functions is devoted to data analysis and insights

Will the finance function even exist in the future?

Adopt an end-to-end operating model

To help CFOs initiate and steer the transformation, we have built on PwC's experience with finance departments all over the world to develop a target operating model (TOM). It's a powerful tool that addresses not only finance in its entirety, but also the way it functions within the business as a whole.

  • Modular Steering drives the finance function's new role
  • Adaptive Operating Model keeps the transformation framework evolving in the right direction
  • Flexible Enabler helps manage and mesh the CFO's most precious resources

CFOs can get thinking in the right direction by challenging their own assumptions. Download our 'Will the finance function even exist in the future' presentation for some useful questions to ask.

Future of Finance - Target Operating Model

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Julie Fitzgerald Wieland

Julie Fitzgerald Wieland

Partner and Leader Finance Transformation and Growth & Markets, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 26 80

Sebastian di Paola

Sebastian di Paola

Partner and Leader Corporate Treasury Solutions, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 96 03

Maurice-Oliver Nipper

Maurice-Oliver Nipper

Advisory Director, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 15 76