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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
by Jennifer Wilson, Co-founder & Partner, ConvergenceCoaching, LLC | January 6, 2016 |
Jennifer Wilson, Co-founder & Partner of ConvergenceCoaching, discusses the attributes of Generation X and Y leaders in the workforce. Read More
Why Attend the Digital CPA Conference? An Interview with Barry Melancon, President and CEO, American Institute of CPAs
by Bhumi Jariwala, Assistant Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 23, 2015 |
In only a few years, the American Institute of CPAs’ Digital CPA conference has established itself as an event with something for accountants of all stripes, and a community that exists even after the last session ends. Read More
What Can You Gain from the AICPA’s Digital CPA Conference?
by Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO, CPA.com | December 23, 2015 |
Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO of CPAcom, discusses the value of the AICPA’s Digital CPA conference and what attendees gain. Read More
Technologies and Trends at Digital CPA 2015: An IFAC Gateway Review
by Bhumi Jariwala, Assistant Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 22, 2015 |
The Gateway Team reviews Digital CPA 2015, looking at the speakers, products, and big ideas. Read More
Helen Brand, Chief Executive of the ACCA, discusses global trends and the resulting demand for financial professionals. Read More
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- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
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