Outsourcing Finance Functions Can Improve Control Over Governance and Compliance, Accenture Survey Finds

While concern over governance and compliance issues has been a barrier to the decision to outsource finance functions, many companies that have outsourced finance functions say that they have actually achieved greater control over their governance and compliance, according to a report released today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
February 09, 2005

Accenture Study Identifies Five Common Characteristics among Companies that Excel in Finance

There are five common characteristics among companies that excel in the finance function to achieve enhanced business performance, according to a new study released today by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). Of these characteristics, the creation of a value-centered culture is considered by CFOs to be the most critical element for success.
February 03, 2005

Finance Executives Say Lack of Timely Data Makes Forecasting Difficult, Accenture Study Finds

More than half of corporate financial officers say that their biggest challenge is the amount of time it takes to collect appropriate data for accurate forecasting, according to results of a survey released by Accenture.  The study, designed to identify the issues and trends that affect decisions within the corporate finance function, involved interviews with 200 executives in the United States and United Kingdom responsible for the financial, treasury and cash management decisions of their organizations, which span more than a dozen industries.
November 30, 2004

Accenture to Design, Develop and Implement Unified Tax System for State of Nevada

Accenture to Design, Develop and Implement Unified Tax System for State of Nevada
September 13, 2004

New Book From Accenture Finance Solutions Shares CFOs’ Insights on Finance Business Process Outsourcing

Many leading companies are adopting finance business process outsourcing (BPO) as a means to achieve market leadership and redefine their competitive positions in the global economy, according to a new book written by executives from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
July 21, 2004

Acquiring New Customers to Be Top Priority for Senior Executives Throughout 2004, Accenture Study Finds

Acquiring new customers is the top priority on the executive agenda for 2004, according to a global study released today by Accenture.
June 21, 2004

Executives Expect Their Finance Departments to Play Greater Strategic Role, Accenture Study Finds

Acting and thinking strategically are considered to be critical elements of a world-class finance function, yet most executives say that their finance departments are failing to step up to the challenge, according to results of a study released today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
May 26, 2004

Accenture, Answerthink, and The Hackett Group Announce Strategic Alliance

Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Answerthink (Nasdaq: ANSR), and The Hackett Group, an Answerthink company, today announced a strategic alliance to jointly market and deliver benchmarking solutions aimed at introducing clients to the best practices of the world’s top companies.
October 14, 2003

New Regulations Prompt Broad Changes in Corporate Practices, says Financial Project Published by Montgomery Research and Accenture

Tough new disclosure requirements and rising competition will likely speed the implementation of sophisticated business analytic and performance management tools at large corporations, according to a new book published by Montgomery Research, Inc. and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
October 08, 2003

Accenture Awarded 10-Year Outsourcing Contract By California State Automobile Association

Accenture has been awarded a 10-year contract to help the California State Automobile Association (CSAA) upgrade its human resources and financial management systems and provide application support and maintenance of these systems on an outsourced basis.
August 05, 2003