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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
ICAEW’s Finance and Management faculty member Rick Payne looks back fifty years ago to when Shell Oil’s deputy controller, Stanly Harding, gave a lecture on the finance professional’s role in business, and the experts respond, how far has it changed since then.
ISCA has released its survey findings involving 315 CFOs and CFO aspirants in Singapore. The ISCA CFO Survey, conducted by ISCA Research in September 2012, is part of the Institute’s overall CFO strategy to understand the needs of members who are CFOs and CFO aspirants.The findings clearly re-affirm the increasing perception that the CFO’s portfolio has expanded in breadth and depth to beyond technical areas and their existing role as financial stewards, into areas such as strategic business planning and risk management.
This policy paper formulates the current state of the understanding of controlling and the role of a controller.
This report highlights some significant findings from Grant Thornton’s biannual CFO Survey of CFOs and other senior financial executives across the United States.
Looks at when a small business owner should hire a CFO
A large domestic manufacturer’s financial department fixed its bloated ways by applying the principles of lean thinking to its “tried and true” internal systems. Teams helped the company save momney and cut down on waste as well as reduce work hours.
Building effective finance functions is a key concern of organisations and finance professionals. At a time when many claim we face unprecedented challenges, Stanley Harding’s 1963 lecture on the finance function reminds us that there are many lessons we can learn from history. This report reproduces the lecture in full and complements it with expert commentary.
March 18, 2015 - The Globe and Mail
March 18, 2015 - Accounting Today
March 16, 2015 - Pakistan Today
March 12, 2015 - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
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