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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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This discussion paper focuses on four core roles for the finance function: innovator, business partner, steward, and provider/commissioner. It promotes debate among public sector leaders and finance professionals about the contribution the finance function makes to realizing their organization’s strategic goals, how to help it function efficiently, and how it can deserve public trust in its use of public money.
This statement on the role of the CFO in local government describes the role and the responsibilities of CFOs in local government.
This report highlights the core responsibilities of the CFO role in the public sector, as well as the personal skills and professional standards that are crucial to success in the role.
October 17, 2014 - Accounting Today
October 16, 2014 - Institute of Management Accountants
October 14, 2014 - Wall Street Journal
October 3, 2014 - International Accounting Education Standards Board
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