By Rich Bond
When I talk to business owners and corporate executives, I get the impression that they see the primary responsibility of finance to be control.
I agree that control is important, but it is less so than contribution.
By contribution I mean doing things that will help the company growth faster and make more money.
Most managers dislike control, and it makes them have a negative attitude toward finance. But financial people who make contributions are looked on favorably.
If your finance function is not contributing to your company’s profitable growth, we should talk.
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