Why can’t finance and HR just get along?

Finance and human resources have more in common than they care to admit – here’s how HR can improve its relationship with the CFO (Guest Commentary)
By Samel Dergel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/29/2011

I have been fortunate enough in my career to deal with organizational leaders in finance as well as human resources. For as far back as I can remember, I have noticed the friction that exists between these two groups and it has always fascinated me.

Finance and HR have more in common than they care to admit. The CFO’s role is to manage the financial assets of the company while the CHRO is mandated with managing the company’s human capital.

Both finance and HR are important support functions for any enterprise. However, neither finance nor HR drive revenue — they support it. In organizations where finance and HR work well together, they provide solid support to corporate objectives.