The CFO cannot participate in every decision in the business. Deploying Finance Business Partners to work alongside the managers of business units is a means of ensuring that financial disciplines and the influence of a good CFO permeates the business. As businesses adjust to a new post-crisis reality, these partners or management accountants have an ever more important role to play in ensuring that the information they need is filtered up to decision makers including the CFO and ensuring that the influence of the CFO is cascaded through the business. This report, based on 25 interviews and roundtables globally with senior executives, shows the kinds of decisions management accountants support. It also shows how they contribute to these decisions.