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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
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.
This report provides practical advice for those considering business partnering initiatives and those looking to improve their approach.
Plenty of workers like to complain about their supervisors. But are they confident in the leadership their boss provides? You might be surprised.
February 18, 2015 - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, American Institute of CPAs, Chartered Global Management Accountant
February 12, 2015 - Accounting Today
February 10, 2015 - FX-MM
February 6, 2015 - CFO Innovation
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