Anna Oberauer joined Boston Consulting Group in 2013 and is a core member of the firm's Corporate Finance & Strategy practice, as well as leading the Center for CFO Excellence in Central Europe. She advises CFOs and finance functions on a multitude of topics including finance strategy, (agile) operating model, talent strategy and performance management topics.
Anna works mainly with clients in the health care and industrial goods industries, but supports projects across industries globally. Anna has a specific interest in the “future of finance functions” and has co-authored several BCG publications in that area.
The mandate for finance is evolving from simple bookkeeping to serving as a trusted business partner. To succeed, CFOs must develop their current workforce and recruit talent from new sources.
Companies can use the disruptive power of gender diversity to elevate innovation, resilience, and financial performance to new levels.
Sustainability has become inseparable from financial success, making finance leaders key players. Only they can hardwire this new priority into steering and performance management.
Professionals and academics must do more to establish enabling relationships, technologies, ways of working, and competencies.
A CFO must set unique near-term ambitions that are bold enough to motivate employees to achieve their full potential.
Contrary to what skeptics believe, it’s not necessary to go all in when applying agile methods. A selective approach can promote efficiency and effectiveness.
Successful finance functions will steer performance across the company toward achieving the corporate purpose.