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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
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.
This report uses data from more than 10,000 interviews with small- and medium-sized entities in the UK to show how financial capability is not the result of business growth but one of its causes. It explores the evolution of the finance function from an informal process to a formal team or departments and highlights the critical events and concerns that drive its development.
This report considers the development of a more diverse workforce across the finance function and how the success of finance transformation initiatives depends on the capabilities and skills of people within the finance function.
The report examines the vital role that accountants will play in the EU and its member states’ economic recovery process.
This report brings together the discussion and conclusions from ACCA’s regional 2012 CFO summit in Hong Kong and a number of high-level CFO roundtables held around the world.
The CFO Masters Series is a series of stand-alone video portraits of ten CFOs chosen from some of Australia’s top companies.
This report discusses the future of the finance function and, in particular, the future role of the CFO and the emerging challenges in the areas of regulation, globalization, technology, risk, transformation, stakeholder management strategy, reporting, talent, and capability in detail.
October 17, 2014 - Accounting Today
October 16, 2014 - Institute of Management Accountants
October 14, 2014 - Wall Street Journal
October 3, 2014 - International Accounting Education Standards Board
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