Tools and Skills for the Future of Finance Analytics
APQC, an authority in benchmarking, best practices, process and performance improvement, and knowledge management, spoke with Scott Wallace, director of transformation services at eCapital Advisors, to gather his insights as part of the Finance Analytics: Building High-Performance Structure, Tools, and Teams research project. Reflecting on a career that has spanned almost four decades, Wallace spoke with APQC about the scope and ownership of finance analytics in an organization, where organizations struggle with big data, and how newly-available tools are radically changing how and where the work of finance analytics is accomplished. Even as the work of analytics often moves beyond finance and into other functions, Wallace said, the finance function still sits at the center of the action and plays an important role by acting as the catalyst for insight into business operations.
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