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Hallmarks of Higher Education’s Most Strategic Finance Functions Infographic


Higher education finance leaders must build strategic finance functions, operating in parallel with transactional functions, to prepare their institutions to effectively respond to external threats and market pressures. EAB has identified five characteristics—or hallmarks—of higher education’s most strategic finance functions, illustrated below, as well as twelve trends that finance leaders are pursuing to transform their functions to achieve these five hallmarks. Finance leaders should use this information to evaluate their own adoption of the trends to identify areas of underinvestment in financial planning.