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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. See the full overview.
The “Anticipatory Accountant” and demonstrating personal accountability in leadership were among the key themes discussed at Digital CPA in Las Vegas—the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway team provides coverage of the speakers and trends.
There are 102 articles
Technologies and Trends at Digital CPA 2015: An IFAC Gateway ReviewThe Gateway Team reviews Digital CPA 2015, looking at the speakers, products, and big ideas.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 22, 2015
The “Sharing Economy” Presents Challenges and Opportunities for the ProfessionOver the past few years there’s been exponential growth in the sharing economy, characterized by collaborative consumption where we share space, cars, skills, whatever.
by Alta Prinsloo, Executive Director, Strategy, and Chief Operating Officer, IFAC and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | November 17, 2015
Growth, Teamwork, and SMEs: Harnessing the Power of the Finance FunctionACCA’s latest report shows that SMEs are mirroring larger businesses in recognizing that financial professionals can and should play a far broader, often strategic role in their business.
by Rosana Mirkovic, Head of SME Policy, ACCA | November 16, 2015
A Teacher’s Guide to Using the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway: Part 3 — Nine Ways to Put Knowledge into ActionPart three of this series provide suggestions for teachers and students on how to use the Gateway for homework exercises, research, student team projects, and to support lectures and presentations.
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | November 13, 2015
News and Resources
There are 1069 news/resources
Michael Izza: Flexibility Is Key
Economia - August 19, 2016
Soft Skills Crucial for Senior Finance Career, ICAEW Finds
Economia - August 18, 2016
Technology: The Life or Death Question for the Profession
Economia - August 18, 2016
Ten Accounting Interview Questions to Ask Every Time
Small Biz Trends - August 17, 2016
Fayezul Choudhury Nominated for the 2016 TA & IAB Lifetime Achievement Award
The Accountant - August 16, 2016
Accounting Principals Announces Record Number of Rio Athletes in Athlete Career and Education Program
Accounting Today - August 16, 2016
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