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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
This report discusses the future of the finance function and outlines why broad-based finance qualifications remain valuable and why businesses need finance skills and capabilities across the entire finance value chain.
This report looks at how the future role of the CFO is expected to evolve and the career experiences likely to be of most benefit to next generation CFOs.
The CFO Series: What Boards Should Expect from CFOs
November 1, 2013 - CPA Canada
This publication focuses on the role of CFOs and their relationship with the boards of directors.
Presents the top 10 technology trends that will have the potential to significantly reshape the business and accountancy landscape.
This Discussion Paper stimulates a global debate on preparing accountants for finance leadership roles, including the CFO. The paper features five principles that highlight the changing expectations, scope, and mandate of the CFO and finance leadership roles and recommends what action professional accountancy organizations and employers can take to prepare professional accountants for career progression to finance leadership.
What can a 1963 lecture on the finance function teach us about being a business partner today? Perhaps a lot more than you would expect! Watch ICAEW's webcast on "Effective business partnering: past, present and future" which covers how to become an effective business partner, dealing with organisational resistance, international differences and how we can learn from history. The webcast provides a combination of practical tips and some broader food for thought
It’s said to be of questionable value. But a liberal arts education can provide a vital advantage in a finance career, as four CFOs found.
October 22, 2014 - Journal of Accountancy
October 20, 2014 - IFAC
October 20, 2014 - Journal of Accountancy
October 17, 2014 - Accounting Today
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