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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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Three traits. These are the ones that build lifetime leaders.
Simon Wright from CareersinAudit.com reveals the top tips for those in their late-to-mid twenties.
Five tips on developing the next generation of leaders.
Companies that encourage collaboration boost employee productivity, but corporate culture frequently works against employees helping each other, research suggests. Find out four ways to overcome these hurdles and unlock employee performance.
Factors That Set Apart Top-Performing Finance Teams
July 13, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
Finance functions of higher-performing businesses focus on efficiency, speed and insight to deliver better value. A global survey by PwC shows that the top performers have a shorter budget cycle and devote more time to analysis and less to data gathering.
PwC offers an eight-step primer for rising above the masses and forging a finance function that drives the business to success.
IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson discusses the benefits of a career in management accounting.
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June 25, 2015 - Accounting Web
- CFO Workshop by CA Sri Lanka
June 22, 2015 - The Nation
- Making Sense of Technology for CFOs: Sensible Suggestions to Prioritize and Decide
June 18, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- Helen Brand, Chief Executive of ACCA, Comments of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission Report, Non-Educational Barriers to the Elite Professions
June 17, 2015 - ACCA
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