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Finance Leadership & Development

Professional accountants need to respond to the continually changing expectations of their organizations, the financial markets, and society. In addition, many accountants aspire to finance leadership roles, such as chief financial officer (CFO). As a result, they must fulfill their traditional responsibilities, while increasing their support of strategic and operational decision-making. Through education, life-long learning, and development, they must acquire the right mixture of skills, experiences, and attitudes, including leadership, strategy, business, management, and interpersonal skills. Read More

 

How Women Leaders Create the Future

by Claudia Zwart, President, Global Women Leadership Foundation | July 22, 2014 |

Throughout the accounting profession and beyond, women leaders play an important role in creating the future. The Global Women Leadership Foundation says women's skills begin with their formative experiences.  Read More

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Changing the World—The Role of Accountants
by Mario Abela, IFAC | July 2, 2014 |

Can professional accountants change the world? They have a lot to bring to the table—contributing to discussions about economic growth; managing finances and facilitating access to capital; promoting good financial management in government; and shining a light on the scourge of corruption. Read More

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The “Scalable” CFO: Today’s Challenge
by Nick Shepherd, Certified Management Consultant and Professional Development Facilitation, EduVision Inc. | June 25, 2014 |

There is a “sea change” in the profession today being driven by a massive shift in the way in which value is created. Can accountants grow their capacity and capabilities and embrace this broader aspect of value creation? If not the space will be filled by others and the future of the profession might be in doubt.  Read More

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ICAEW Leadership Program Turns Technical Specialists into Finance Leaders
May 30, 2014 |

The ICAEW’s Financial Talent Executive Network (F-TEN®) strives to turn technical specialists into finance leaders who are able to maximize their boardroom impact.
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A CFO’s Vision for 2020: Unleashing the Real Potential
by Dr. Murtaza Abbas Mooman (FCA, ACMA, CGMA) Chief Financial Officer, Siemens Engineering Pakistan Limited | April 25, 2014 |

Fast changing business dynamics require CFOs to recognize the need for transformation. The alternative is failure to deliver a sustainable organization and a sustainable career. Read More

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