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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
How has the role of the Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) evolved in ensuring the sustainability of their companies? Are they ready to embrace the challenges as well as opportunities to maintain their relevance?
CEOs-in-Waiting: The CFO’s Expanding Role
July 14, 2014 - The Accountant
Although some surveys indicate just around 5% of CEOs get to the top straight away from their CFO roles, a background as finance chief is a decisive factor to rise through the ranks and eventually take the helm at an organisation.
“Command and control” methods of management are losing favor among some leaders and are being replaced by a style more similar to that found in the sports world.
The diversity of the modern workplace and the hurried pace of business provides ample room for social missteps, but adhering to the basic tenants of business etiquette can insulate you from the most egregious offenses.
Given the parallels between elite sport and the world of business, insights from the field of play can help finance professionals operate at the top of their game.
The expansion of finance professionals' roles in an increasingly complex business environment has created the need for more skills development. Find out what new duties finance is taking on-and how accountants can prepare to succeed in those duties.
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September 15, 2014 - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
September 10, 2014 - CFO Innovation
September 8, 2014 - American Institute of CPAs
September 5, 2014 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
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