SOURCE: Montgomery Research, Inc.

September 27, 2007 11:17 ET

CFOs Critical to Implementing Change -- New Thought Leadership Report From Montgomery Research

Examining the Evolving CFO Function

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - The challenges and opportunities that exist for today's CFOs are explored in a new thought leadership report published by Montgomery Research, Inc. "Competitive Financial Operations: The CFO Project" is the third in a series designed to inform chief financial officers about the latest approaches companies are exploiting to achieve operational excellence. Its companion website can be found at

The CFO Project, Volume 3, is a collection of white papers, case studies, interviews and company profiles representing the thoughts and research of more than 40 industry analysts, practitioners and leading solution providers in the finance industry. Many of the papers stress the rapidly changing role of the CFO, who is not only responsible for traditional accounting functions such as governance and risk management, but is also expected to serve as a forward-thinking business leader.

The CFO Project explores the way CFOs are managing the tricky balancing act between serving as internal "traffic cop" and acting in the role of corporate leader. It presents expertise on corporate governance, risk management, achieving compliance and transparency, business planning, executive compensation and more.

Volume 3 presents unique and powerful editorial content from the best minds in the industry, including Paul Hodgson from The Corporate Library; Nina Afshar of BearingPoint; Michael Rasmussen and Chris McClean of Forrester Research; and David Rowlands from Accenture.

The publication and website also include information about solutions from leading contributors and vendors in the financial sector, such as Hitachi America, Ltd., Infor, JPMorgan Xign, MasterCard Worldwide, Moody's Investor Service, Movaris, MullinTBG, Synygy and UBmatrix, Inc.

"Given the sensitive and evolving nature of the CFO function, the knowledge contained here should be top of the agenda for finance executives looking out for the health of their organizations and their careers," said Chris Trayhorn, Founder & CEO of Montgomery Research. "This latest edition showcases the experience and wisdom of industry leaders and makes sense of the critical issues CFOs need to tackle for their ongoing business success."

To order a copy of "Competitive Financial Operations: The CFO Project," or to subscribe online, please visit Content from previous volumes are also available for viewing on the website. To order copies of the report please contact 415-397-2400.

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