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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 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.
Features interviews with ten senior-level professional accountants in business on their experiences in mid-sized enterprises. The interviews foster a better understanding of the unique challenges that mid-sized enterprises confront and how professional accountants in business help address these challenges.
September 15, 2014 - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
September 10, 2014 - CFO Innovation
September 8, 2014 - American Institute of CPAs
September 5, 2014 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
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