The environment in which CFOs operate is constantly changing and is often disruptive. This is particularly true in the current market, which this year is again underpinned by uncertainty and volatility. As such, the quality of the financial close assumes even greater importance as an indicator of the robustness of a company's financial processes. In particular, investors and analysts are looking for evidence of a well-run company, and visible issues or errors in the reporting process can create some unwanted publicity.
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