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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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Yahoo Finance Chief on the Changing Role of the CFO
February 12, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman explains how the top finance job has changed in recent years.
Baker Hughes uses a three-step process that assesses finance employees’ skills, offers learning, and holds employees accountable for their own development.
Get Your AAAs in Gear Staying Ahead of Targeted Cyber Attacks
February 3, 2015 - Accountancy Ireland
The CFO's role in the battle against cyber-crime
This paper outlines examples of how work is evolving and make suggestions for updates to curriculum to help students be prepared.
Considers the human perspective and reaction to change, particularly with projects focused on the implementation of new systems: How and why do individuals typically respond to change in the work environment, and what can be done to ease the impact when negative reactions occur?
- Are You Giving–and Receiving–the Best Feedback on Career Development?
November 12, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- Top 9 Qualities of an Accounting Supervisor
November 10, 2015 - Accounting Web
- Beware of Your Duties
November 5, 2015 - The Accountant
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