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CAO spotlight: Rise of the strategic chief accounting officer

CAOs are doubling down on digital to balance their traditional role and new strategic opportunities to make an impact in the C-suite.

Joseph Dineen

Joseph Dineen

Principal, Advisory, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG US

+1 248-346-2919

Tim Lashua

Tim Lashua

Partner, Deal Advisory & Strategy, KPMG US

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James Murphy

James Murphy

Principal, Advisory, Finance Transformation , KPMG US

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Mihir S Khilnani

Mihir S Khilnani

Advisory Managing Director, Internal Audit & Entrprse Risk, KPMG US

+1 415-963-8228

Tim Pieper

Tim Pieper

Director, Finance Transformation, KPMG US

+1 516-805-0973

In a changed world, CAOs have new opportunities to play a more valued role as partners to the business. CAOs are increasingly focusing on technology to implement stronger controls in the remote/hybrid environment, and improve the governance and compliance processes. Moreover, they are using the power of technology to unlock data and sharing strategic viewpoints to ignite key business initiatives.

Based on our third annual CAO survey, a new KPMG paper—CAO spotlight: Illuminating the value of the strategic chief accounting officer—shows the opportunities for strategic CAOs to contribute and work in collaboration with the C-suite on value-driven business decisions. By implementing technology to work (even more) digitally, manage risk, and deliver business insights, CAOs can have more impact than ever.

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