In the Summer I published a blog on the Bluefin website that looked at future focus points for Finance Directors. I believe it is worth reviewing this to help Finance departments set their objectives and focus points for 2012.
To summarise where we are today (December 2011)
The economic climate has not improved and in certain areas concerns are higher with confidence very low.
2012 will be a year of taking stock, growth figures do not look that great and therefore the Finance community need to ensure they become more efficent.
By becoming more efficent when the global recession passes, customers will be in a better place to grow in a more efficent way reducing risk and learning lessons from the previous years.