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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
In this interview series by the ACCA, Brian O'Shea, CFO at ElectraLink, discusses the role and function of the CFO.
Looks at the application of data analytics to marketing and how a strong relationship between CFOs and chief marketing officers can improve the return on investment of marketing activities
The CFO Series: What Boards Should Expect from CFOs
November 1, 2013 - CPA Canada
This publication focuses on the role of CFOs and their relationship with the boards of directors.
This report discusses the future of the finance function and outlines why broad-based finance qualifications remain valuable and why businesses need finance skills and capabilities across the entire finance value chain.
This report looks at how the future role of the CFO is expected to evolve and the career experiences likely to be of most benefit to next generation CFOs.
This report uses detailed case studies to present insights from leading organizations on the challenges, solutions, and opportunities for talent management in today’s global finance function.
Presents the top 10 technology trends that will have the potential to significantly reshape the business and accountancy landscape.
- The Changing Face of Accounting
May 19, 2015 - DNA India
- How CFOs Can Improve Their Collaboration with CIOs
May 11, 2015 - CPA Insider
- CFO to CEO (p. 33)
May 5, 2015 - AccountancySA
- 7 Ways CFOs Can Keep up with Rapid Changes in Technology
May 4, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
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