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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
Looks at when a small business owner should hire a CFO
A large domestic manufacturer’s financial department fixed its bloated ways by applying the principles of lean thinking to its “tried and true” internal systems. Teams helped the company save momney and cut down on waste as well as reduce work hours.
Evaluates five key areas where management accountants can help support a more innovative business.
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.
Today's CFO: Which Profile Best Suits Your Company
January 1, 2013 - McKinsey & Company
This article profiles today’s CFO to show how the role is evolving and raise important questions for boards about talent and leadership development.
Over a six-month period, CPA Horizons 2025 sought the insights of CPAs on current and forecasted trends that will likely impact not only the profession but also the world. Through an online survey, 16 in-person forums, and online discussion and focus groups, approximately 5,600 CPAs weighed-in and generated more than 75,000 comments about the current state and future of their profession.
The first of a series of surveys tracking how certain finance issues are evolving, such as current priorities and challenges in the finance function.
November 19, 2014 - Economia
November 18, 2014 - Journal of Accountancy
November 17, 2014 - World Congress of Accountants
November 14, 2014 - Economia
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