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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
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.
This report draws insights from finance leaders and provider organizations representing global companies at the forefront of finance transformation activity.
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.
December 10, 2014 - CFO Innovation
December 5, 2014 - CGMA Magazine
December 2, 2014 - Accounting Web
November 25, 2014 - Wall Street Journal
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