The search for vital analytics talent has often focused on data scientists. In this article for Harvard Business Review, we describe the overlooked analytics role that’s even more critical to fill.
Joining me today is Henri Taipale, reluctant accountant, now accounting Entrepreneur, who moved from Tax to Analytics to CEO of Qvalia who talks about his finance career journey and the trends around his move to start up!
“I never liked accounting… challenge why we do things in the way we do them!”
Listen as Henri and I talk about how CFOs drive innovation in business, and challenge conventional thinking of our role in Finance.
By Chris Argent, Founder, Generation CFO
I think the marketeers have got us accounting and finance people wrong…
The current messaging around technology adoption seems to be driven by three fairly negative statements;
- accountants and finance are missing out on all new technology benefits
- they are all doing something wrong or badly
- what we are doing is going to be automated; redundancy is imminent!
Whilst parts of these messages are possibly true, life isn’t so black and white, life isn’t changing at break neck speed and there is always another way of seeing the problem (and solution) especially if you know the profession as I do (and not just the marketing keywords).