We have a wide range of responsibilities, from managing tax affairs, controlling liquidity and funding risks to coordinating our financial planning. Our accounting and control activities provide financial transparency across our businesses and enable us to advise senior management on financial decisions.
We drive shareholder value by optimizing and controlling financial resources through our reporting, analysis, insights and challenge, and through our close partnership with business partners and stakeholders. We also work to increase the firm's effectiveness and efficiency by continuously simplifying and optimizing our organization, processes and service offerings.
Our Finance function manages financial and technical accounting, product control, regulatory accounting, tax advisory, and change and operational risk management. We partner with the business to provide insight, advice and challenge to their activities, performance and strategy.
We also work globally across 92 offices and in 44 countries with internal and external partners, including regulators, tax authorities, accounting bodies and auditors, and we represent the company to investors and analysts.