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Charting your course

Explore effective ways to align reporting and data strategies with business objectives for improved financial management.

Deciphering your company's financial management can be overwhelming. However, adopting the right approach helps establish a well-organized financial ecosystem. By synchronizing essential elements such as reporting strategy, data model, and chart of accounts, an integrated system can be achieved. This cohesive method offers valuable advantages, including alignment of financial reporting with business objectives, data accuracy, enhanced performance tracking, streamlined processes, and regulatory compliance.

To develop an efficient financial ecosystem, follow these steps:

  • Craft a reporting strategy focused on business goals, stakeholder needs, regulatory requirements, and industry standards.
  • Design an effective data model to capture relevant financial information and establish relationships between financial entities.
  • Create an organized chart of accounts for accurate financial transaction tracking and easy financial data monitoring.

Throughout the process, emphasize connections between key components and follow an outcome-based design method, aligning financial reporting, data models, and charts of accounts with business objectives. Regularly review and update the data model and chart of accounts, standardize definitions and processes, and implement a governance process to maintain an integrated financial ecosystem.

Adopting this holistic strategy will bolster decision-making, efficiency, accuracy, and compliance, ultimately driving growth and success in a competitive market. Discover more benefits and strategies by downloading our latest paper.

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J.T. Kaufmann
Managing Director, Finance Transformation, KPMG US
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Director Advisory, Finance Transformation, KPMG US

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