While there are growing signs that inflation — one of the biggest threats to CFO planning and performance — is in retreat, the “Goldilocks” style soft landing has yet to be realized and finance leaders will still need to tread carefully as they navigate 2024.
By focusing on the right metrics and studying the forces shaping their businesses, CFOs can prepare to quickly seize opportunities and adjust strategies as needed. With that in mind, CFO Dive dug into the top trends that are likely to affect the corporate finance world this year.
What do we see in the works? Depending on many factors, the year could serve up an M&A rebound, a reckoning for AI as its promises are put to the test, a volatile period for the accounting industry targeting the talent crunch, and the continued modernization of finance department jobs. Below are four outlook pieces that examine some of these key trends that we will be following.