Trends by Function: Finance

Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key finance trends for 2022.

In this time of frequent and intense disruption, it’s no surprise that finance leaders are turning to experienced independent talent to help instill rigor in business processes and financial controls, harness data to drive accurate forecasting and robust financial plans, and fill critical leadership gaps across the function.

PROJECT CATEGORIES: Finance

2022 Finance Trends - Independent Talent Project Categories pie chart

33% Strategy
27% Interim Leadership
22% Operations
11% Organization
7% Transformation

 

IN-DEMAND PROJECTS FOR FINANCE

Business Processes

Business Intelligence and Analytics

Planning

Interim Leadership

IT and Tech Transformation

IN-DEMAND SKILLS FOR FINANCE

Financial Controls, Accounting, and Audit

Financial Planning, Analysis, and Modeling

Organizational Design and Workforce Planning

Growth Strategy

SAMPLE FINANCE PROJECTS

  • Oversee month end reporting and analysis, support quarterly forecasting, and redesign integrated strategic financial planning process
  • Serve as interim head of investor relations to backfill during parental leave
  • Assist in the forecasting, planning, and budgeting process and develop a corresponding standardized framework across business units
  • Serve as interim controller for a pre-IPO portfolio company
  • Stand up an organizational effectiveness resource center

 

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