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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
AICPA members can find new and relevant topical resources that will enhance their knowledge and improve their skills and professional development.
Two experienced senior finance executives discuss their changing roles.
The Bottom Line podcast series, featuring interviews from the TV series, is now available in a portable audio format.
Motivation and Preparation Can Pave the Path to CFO
November 7, 2014 - Journal of Accountancy
Read how enterprising CPAs can land a coveted finance leadership job
The Traits of Today's CFO: A Handbook for Excelling in an Evolving Role
November 5, 2014 - American Institute of CPAs
Some CFOs may not be comfortable with the responsibilities they are increasingly asked to take on as strategic leaders. The Traits of Today’s CFO: A Handbook for Excelling in an Evolving Role explores in detail controllers’ and CFOs’ critical traits, and explains specifically what actions are required to meet these requirements.
This report is the output from the four expert panel meetings, drawing upon the discussions in those meetings and short case studies of good practice provided by panel members. It is intended to support accounting officers, permanent secretaries and boards in addressing some of the challenges they face.
The purpose of the Principles is to support organizations in benchmarking and improving their management accounting systems. The Principles help the public and private sectors make better decisions, respond appropriately to the risks they face and protect the value they generate.
January 21, 2015 - AICPA Insights
January 21, 2015 - Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
January 16, 2015 - Financial Post
January 15, 2015 - CPA Practice Advisor
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