CFO Panel

More than just a network

The Horváth CFO Panel is the largest benchmarking forum for CFOs in German-speaking countries. It is a trend radar and an exchange platform on which members discuss cutting-edge CFO issues and share proven solutions in the network. You will have the opportunity to take part in practical network meetings and benefit from the experiences of other CFOs or the direct comparison of performance data using benchmarking.

Our CFO Panel Web App

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We offer finance managers the opportunity to call up benchmarks and trends from the areas of controlling and finance via our CFO Panel Web App. The app provides you with valuable impulses: Are the structures in your CFO organization flexible enough and future-proof, or are your processes efficient?

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CFO-Study 2023 – Part I

How do CFOs manage the VUCA world to be well prepared for the challenges of the future?

Managing multiple crises has become the “new normal” for CFOs. Rising energy costs and increasing inflation are putting finance organizations under great pressure. In the meantime, the initiation of large-scale transformations remains crucial for the mitigation of future risks, as the VUCA world confronts CFOs with a long list of challenges. Especially, the “war for talents” poses the biggest risk in the next 3 years and yet, is only marginally addressed on the current CFO agenda. To overcome these challenges, finance functions must internalize and implement a proactive performance management. The first edition of our CFO-Study 2023 illustrates what it takes to achieve this.

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CFO-Study 2023 – Part II

How do CFOs manage to build a highly skilled finance organization

The war for talents is number one of CFO’s future challenges. Securing the right people, competencies, and skills is the biggest roadblock for a successful Finance Transformation. On average, more than one in ten positions in finance and controlling departments is unfilled because of staffing problems, our recent CFO study 2023 part II shows – and the trend is rising. By 2025, personnel costs will increase significantly, regardless of inflation, according to almost ninety percent of respondents. Just as many assume that personnel bottlenecks will make it difficult to meet new regulatory obligations and implement innovations. Learn more about the effects of the “war for finance talents” and possible approaches to master personnel challenges.

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CFO-Study 2023 – Part III

Finance and the "War for talents"

Long-term value creation, organic growth and the optimization or digitization of business models - these are the top 3 strategic corporate goals according to our latest CFO survey. With regard to the financial development as well as general targets of the financial department, the surveyed CFOs are optimistic for the current year.

When it comes to sustainability topics and personnel capacities, it shows a different situation: The challenging and crisis-driven day-to-day business hardly spares time for complex tasks related to the sustainability transformation. On top, the departments struggle to find the urgently needed specialized experts in the field of sustainable finance. But without progress in this area, however, long-term value creation is at risk.

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CFO-Study 2022 – Deep Dive

Sustainability Performance Management: Sustainability as the new maxim for CFOs

Sustainability gains importance in society, economy, and daily life. In line with this, the results of the deep dive on sustainability performance management in this year's CFO study also show that sustainability is rarely a self-purpose for companies, but the result of weighing up medium- and long-term economic interests. Nearly all study participants have a corresponding understanding of the importance: Companies that do not deal intensively with the topic of sustainability today will suffer significant competitive disadvantage in the medium term.

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