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CFO Journal: 2025 Finance Predictions: The Pandemic Effect

“Some of our fundamental assumptions were on target. Underlying many of the original predictions was an awareness that the role of finance—and how it would add value to the business—would shift dramatically by 2025. As automation absorbed a growing number of operational tasks, the function’s increasingly business-savvy professionals would proactively provide analysis for decision-making, collaborating with partners across the enterprise in high-value activities like scenario planning and advanced forecasting. “Finance,” the report said, “will have a bigger say in how decisions get made throughout the enterprise.””

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