As your company grows, the need for immediate financial information increases dramatically. Financial reporting should be seen as a process to get the right information to the right audiences, whether they are internal or external. At the heart of improved financial reporting is the financial close – one that is more efficient, accurate, and timely. Often, financial results are delayed because of inefficient or non-existent processes, costing the business both time and money. I have extensive experience in developing processes to help get the right information to the right people at the right time. I understand that transformation of the financial reporting function involves creating a process that involves continuous improvement, a focus on systems, standardization, automation, and skill management. The role of finance is transforming from that of provider to that of analyst, supporting business decisions that are made every day. An efficient and fast reporting process is key to this transformation.