Corporate finance is an important discipline in the execution of corporate strategies. BCG increasingly has become a partner of choice in designing and implementing holistic value-creation strategies, as well as in developing world-class finance functions.
Our understanding of value-creation strategy entails adopting an explicit value-creation target as well as designing and aligning business, financial, and investor plans accordingly. We thereby help companies understand their sources of valuation advantage and increase returns to shareholders.
Financial management, budgeting, and reporting include all the elements needed to generate a world-class finance function. This function faces special challenges attributable to increasingly complex demands such as driving value creation, facilitating strategic decisions, and providing transparency in external reporting.
A value-creation strategy requires development of sharply defined and closely aligned business, financial, and investor plans to optimize total shareholder return over the medium to long term at both the corporate and business unit levels.
Financial management, budgeting, and reporting include all the tasks chief financial officers need to create a successful finance function—from redefining the role of the finance organization to improving its design and core processes, such as planning.