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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
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Top 10 Entrepreneurial Traits of Successful Accountants
December 8, 2014 - CPA Trendlines
Test yourself against this checklist. What does it take to succeed in accounting?
Here's why being promoted to manager is an important step for young CPAs—and what they need to learn to land the promotion.
Two experienced senior finance executives discuss their changing roles.
Motivation and Preparation Can Pave the Path to CFO
November 7, 2014 - Journal of Accountancy
Read how enterprising CPAs can land a coveted finance leadership job
Plenty of workers like to complain about their supervisors. But are they confident in the leadership their boss provides? You might be surprised.
As the quantity of data available to companies grows, skills such as business intelligence and data mining are essential parts of a finance professional's toolkit. But getting the most out of business analytics requires much more than technical know-how.
This gradual transformation of the accounting profession leads to two important questions related to competencies: Which competencies are important for success in accounting today? Were these competencies consciously developed as part of your accounting degree program?
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