It’s not about how competent your team is.
At year-end finance staff must pay attention to as many as half a dozen different applications and the risk exists for errors, especially when relying on custom-built or manual workarounds and software. And they are running between each team and translating their facts into figures.
It’s not about how competent your team is. It’s about the growing distance between systems and processes that they have to run between! And in fixing these the reward is not simply the final report delivered on time, but what doing that means – you’re winning!