Mention year-end in March, April or May, and most finance staffers will go ballistic. But any other month is fair game, prep-wise, according to this exclusive survey.
The frenzy of activity that overtakes most finance departments from December through February is enough to make any CFO want to do everything possible to improve the process.
So when’s the right time to start preparing for the year-end crunch?
Here’s what your peers told us in a recent survey:
Of course, some of your most valuable prep should come next February or early March — in the form of a debriefing on how that year-end went and what you’d do differently next time (while the process is fresh in everyone’s minds).