When questioned about the greatest challenge to their organization's implementation of intercompany accounting, the results were mixed with disparate software systems leading (21.4 percent), but closely followed by intercompany settlement (16.8 percent), complex intercompany agreements (16.7 percent) and transfer pricing compliance (13.3 percent).
Cheney continued, "We're seeing leading companies tackle intercompany accounting as a team effort across accounting, tax and treasury functions. But, less than one-quarter of our respondents reported their organizations taking a combined approach."
More than half of respondents (55.7 percent) say accounting manages their organizations' intercompany accounting, 5.5 percent say tax takes the lead and just 2.1 percent say treasury does. Only 24.4 percent report that a combination of tax, treasury and accounting professionals manage intercompany accounting together.
About the online poll
More than 3,800 professionals participated in a Deloitte Dbriefs webcast, "Cleaning up intercompany accounting: Driving efficiency while managing risk," on May 26, 2016. Poll respondents were largely in accounting (47.2 percent) and finance (22.9 percent) roles.
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