CAO of the future

Explore our insights on the new role of the CAO

Dean Bell

Dean Bell

Transaction Services Service Line Leader, KPMG US

+1 212-872-5527

Deon Minnaar

Deon Minnaar

Partner, Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk, KPMG US

+1 212-872-5634

Kevin Voigt

Kevin Voigt

Partner, National Service Line Leader, Economic & Valuation Services, KPMG US

+1 313-230-3359

Ron Walker

Ron Walker

Finance Transformation Service Network Lead, KPMG US

+1 858-750-7057

CAOs and controllers are on the front lines everyday on behalf of the CFO addressing regulatory, financial reporting, and transactional accounting matters. These issues have implications far beyond accounting, including systems, data, and technology. KPMG’s Insights for the CAO and controller provides thought leadership, webcasts and other channels which helps you stay up to date on how to address these issues cross-functionally within your organization.

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CAO of the Future
Addressing the CAO agenda for disruption

The CAOs agenda for disruption

CAO role is expanding

The CAO role is expanding to include responsibilities outside of compliance matters, including transformations and business partnerships. CAOs are now expected to broaden their skillset and understand operations of other functions to drive impact across the organization.

Best-in-class accounting function

CAO’s need to create a best-in-class accounting function to do what they currently do better. Streamlining processes leveraging automation and innovation can create efficiencies, allowing the CAO to increasingly focus on transformation and business partnership activities.

Integration to drive impact

The accounting function must be more integrated within the organization and included seamlessly in strategic key decision making. Understanding operations of other business functions and using data-driven insights for finance can drive impact across the enterprise.

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