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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 article provides opinions on how CFOs can keep business decisions in the interest of better strategic decisions.
Forecasting the Future Role of the Management Accountant
November 1, 2011 - CPA Canada
Future-looking study plotting the future of management accountants and the skills, tools, and techniques they will need in the future.
This research study seeks to determine the key traits, skills, and characteristics of the CFO who has moved beyond the controller, treasurer, and financial reporting functions to the value-added position of strategic player.
An article on how finance functions can help grow an organization.
Using a framework of finance activities and their interactions, this report provides a foundation for considering the key challenges involved and a reference source to help profile and improve finance functions.
Transforming Finance: Challenges and Breakthrough Solutions for CFOs
February 14, 2011 - KPMG
This publication represents some of the insights that KPMG professionals have found to be consistent across geographies and industries. It provides a helpful guide to CFOs embarking on their own transformation journey.
The report considers organizational approaches to the identification, development, deployment, and retention of finance talent.
October 22, 2014 - Journal of Accountancy
October 20, 2014 - IFAC
October 20, 2014 - Journal of Accountancy
October 17, 2014 - Accounting Today
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