Financial Management

Surveillance challenges under Covid-19

The article was originally published on by Paul Tombleson,  Leadership, Global Trader Surveillance Lead, KPMG International and Partner, KPMG in the UK. Like many sectors, the investment banking sector has had to find new ways of working away from the trading floor at a mass scale. This involves the use of back-up sites and remote working, bringing an […]

Banks balance surge in SME business loans

The article was originally published on by Judd Caplain, Leadership, Global Head of Banking & Capital Markets.   The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges for societies and economies on an almost unprecedented scale. The knock-on effects of the virus are seemingly endless. Banks are at the front-line of the economic disruption. Sudd […]

Worldwide variances in family business ownership transfers

A recent study by KPMG yielded some interesting insights on tax laws worldwide in the area of family business wealth transfers. Specifically, the study looked at how different countries

The ins and outs of managing financial talent

A little later than initially planned, here’s the third instalment in our series on the visionary finance function. This series of blog posts covers each of the five major building blocks of KPMG’s model of an intelligent finance function. Having previously covered lean finance and reliable forecasting we’re now going to turn our attention to the topic o […]

How good and reliable is your forecasting?

Following on from our blog post of 9 December, we continue our tour of the different component parts of the visionary finance function. Today, we’re looking at forecasting. Forecasting is of course a notoriously tricky business. And a topic for countless amusing quotes:

How do you rate your finance function: lean or has-been?

As promised in our earlier blog post at the end of November, we're now going to look into the individual component parts of what makes a finance function visionary in more detail, starting with lean finance. If you've already taken a look at our full report, you'll be familiar with the main quantitative findings: