In todayís fast-paced and complex
environment, the remit of Finance employees
is wider than ever, and many are called
upon to act as internal advisors and business
partners, going well beyond their traditional
book-keeping-and-controls role. The need for
well-rounded talent, especially those who can
support decision-making is greater than ever.
In response, more progressive CFOs have taken
true ownership of the Finance talent agenda
by considering the implications of business
changes on their staffing needs, and by ensuring
qualified resources are in place to meet both
current and future business requirements. A
fine example of a well-regarded talent steward
is S Kannan, CFO of Arvind Lifestyle.