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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
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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.
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.
“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.
In this interview series by the ACCA, Brian O'Shea, CFO at ElectraLink, discusses the role and function of the CFO.
Over a six-month period, CPA Horizons 2025 sought the insights of CPAs on current and forecasted trends that will likely impact not only the profession but also the world. Through an online survey, 16 in-person forums, and online discussion and focus groups, approximately 5,600 CPAs weighed-in and generated more than 75,000 comments about the current state and future of their profession.
This article argues that professional accountants are perfectly suited to take a leadership role in deciphering and using Big Data to achieve strategic business goals for their organizations or clients.
November 24, 2014 - Association of Accounting Technicians
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