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Top 10 issues on the FDs’ agenda

09 August 2018

What are the issues keeping FDs awake at night? Here their top 10…

Top 10 issues on FDs agenda
(2017 rankings in brackets)

1. Controlling costs (2)
2. Growing revenues (1)
3. Recruitment & retention 94)
4. Cyber security (3)
5. Fraud prevention (5)
6. Corporate governance (8)
7. Other IT issues (6)
8. E-commerce and the Internet (10)
9. Bringing new products and services to the market (7)
10. Regulatory issues (UK) (13)

Controlling costs is now the biggest worry for finance chiefs, according to a new survey of FDs and CFOs from ICAS.
ICAS CEO, Bruce Cartwright, said: “Historically controlling costs, growing revenues and recruitment & retention have consistently been FDs’ top priorities.

But with the increasing reliance we all place on information technology, and the ever-increasing array of threats from ‘distributed denial of service’ attacks to targeted phishing by fraudsters, it’s perhaps no surprise that cyber security features in the top four headaches for the FD.”

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