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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
An article on the CFO role in creating a culture of innovation. Six levers of innovation can help CFOs leverage new business models and technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the finance function and beyond.
This policy proposal maps out a three-stage reform process to accelerate financial discipline across the UK central government (Whitehall) and calls on politicians from all political parties to adopt certain actions.
Drawing on studies of executives and leaders of finance teams, The Traits of Today's CFO develops a picture of the contemporary and future controller and CFO and tells you how to powerfully perform in these roles. Includes checklists, self-assessments, position descriptions, coaching exercises, and other practical tools to make this book useful to your work now and your own evolving career.
Research by Robert Half highlights a new skills gap for finance departments that want to make the transition from traditional accounting roles to ones that help other departments optimize performance, make better business decisions, and improve risk management.
Informs those charged with fiduciary management of enterprises why ethics can no longer be treated as a discretionary cost to the business. Management of the ethical dimension is instead a significant contributor to financial success. This is highlighted through the use of examples of how leading corporations are integrating ethical management into business practices, change programs, and fraud, risk, and compliance systems.
From Strategic Finance magazine, an evaluation of the education, experience, performance, and gender of some top chief financial officers (CFOs) examines the skill set that can help today’s CFOs best address three key dimensions: strategy, process, and performance measurement.
Presents a balanced picture of the impact of big data on the accountancy and finance professions in the coming 5-10 years by identifying specific opportunities and challenges for the accountancy and finance professions
- CFOs Say Keeping Up with Technology Is No. 1 Concern
June 25, 2015 - Accounting Web
- CFO Workshop by CA Sri Lanka
June 22, 2015 - The Nation
- Making Sense of Technology for CFOs: Sensible Suggestions to Prioritize and Decide
June 18, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- Helen Brand, Chief Executive of ACCA, Comments of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission Report, Non-Educational Barriers to the Elite Professions
June 17, 2015 - ACCA
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