The CFO is the guardian of the integrity and rigour of all management information, both financial and non-financial, from inside and outside the organisation, across different time frames. The CFO needs to ensure the provision of quality metrics. Furthermore, the CFO connects the dots by providing an understanding of how the different parts of the organisation come together to create value and where the trade-offs are. No amount of information and analysis is useful unless it can be communicated with impact. Most boards are usually drowning in information, so the CFO needs to influence better decisions by communicating insight that meets the board’s needs and is simple and transparent. These responsibilities form the basis of the CGMA® Global Management Accounting Principles, which were launched in October 2014, following a period of extensive consultation. The discussion group agreed with this view and saw the role of the CFO in terms of two key perspectives – tasks and relationships.