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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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The Traits of Today's CFO: A Handbook for Excelling in an Evolving Role
November 5, 2014 - American Institute of CPAs
Some CFOs may not be comfortable with the responsibilities they are increasingly asked to take on as strategic leaders. The Traits of Today’s CFO: A Handbook for Excelling in an Evolving Role explores in detail controllers’ and CFOs’ critical traits, and explains specifically what actions are required to meet these requirements.
Visiedocument over het beroep van de Financieel Professional (NBA-VRC Vision on the Role of the Finance Professional)
September 26, 2014 - Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants, Vereniging van Registercontrollers
Provides the vision, including a draft competence framework, of the Boards of the Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants en de Vereniging van Registercontrollers on the roles and responsibilities of the finance professional.
The CFO Series: What Boards Should Expect from CFOs
November 1, 2013 - CPA Canada
This publication focuses on the role of CFOs and their relationship with the boards of directors.
This Discussion Paper stimulates a global debate on preparing accountants for finance leadership roles, including the CFO. The paper features five principles that highlight the changing expectations, scope, and mandate of the CFO and finance leadership roles and recommends what action professional accountancy organizations and employers can take to prepare professional accountants for career progression to finance leadership.
Building effective finance functions is a key concern of organisations and finance professionals. At a time when many claim we face unprecedented challenges, Stanley Harding’s 1963 lecture on the finance function reminds us that there are many lessons we can learn from history. This report reproduces the lecture in full and complements it with expert commentary.
This discussion paper focuses on four core roles for the finance function: innovator, business partner, steward, and provider/commissioner. It promotes debate among public sector leaders and finance professionals about the contribution the finance function makes to realizing their organization’s strategic goals, how to help it function efficiently, and how it can deserve public trust in its use of public money.
ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty issues paper 'Market failures - market solutions?' explores the actions the financial services sector must take to build long term confidence.
November 24, 2014 - Association of Accounting Technicians
November 19, 2014 - Economia
November 18, 2014 - Journal of Accountancy
November 17, 2014 - The Accountant
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