Today’s organizations are laser-focused on sustainable, profitable growth. Unfortunately, it is much easier said than done. To accomplish this growth, companies need to focus on planning, budgeting and forecasting costs. That puts CFOs in the hot seat, as finance and accounting are now expected to deliver strong competencies in financial planning and analysis, while facing intense pressure to work ever faster and more efficiently. To work smarter and deliver better-quality information to support organizational strategies, you need to find the time to benchmark. In finance, the key performance indicators to examine fall under three main categories: costs, staff productivity, and process efficiency.