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QFINANCE viewpoints provide you with the distilled thoughts of finance leaders and experts, outlining their current thinking on the crucial issues and challenges facing finance managers, entrepreneurs and business executives. The contributions are drawn from an array of practitioners and thinkers from the world of finance and business.

  • Balancing Control with Dynamic Flexibility in Large Multinationals—The View from the Finance Function
    by Toby Willson
    Toby Willson was appointed finance director of Microsoft UK in July 2008. In this role he is responsible for all finance and accounting operations in Microsoft’s UK subsidiary and is a member of the subsidiary leadership team. He has performed a number of finance roles within Microsoft UK, including those of financial controller and manager of the business control team. During the previous three years he has been based in Amsterdam performing...
  • Outside Right? Outsourcing and the Future
    by William Kay
    This article was first published in Quantum magazine.The views of investment managers and management consultants about outsourcing, a market that is now worth $100 billion a year, swing wildly between admiration and scepticism, seemingly blowing hot and cold with economic fashion.It can be a convenient way of reducing costs, sometimes by as much as 30%, but critics warn that it can also mean that a business loses touch with vital tasks and...

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