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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 report provides practical advice for those considering business partnering initiatives and those looking to improve their approach.
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
This policy proposal maps out a three-stage reform process to accelerate financial discipline across the UK central government (Whitehall) and calls on politicians from all political parties to adopt certain actions.
ICAEW’s Finance and Management faculty member Rick Payne looks back fifty years ago to when Shell Oil’s deputy controller, Stanly Harding, gave a lecture on the finance professional’s role in business, and the experts respond, how far has it changed since then.
Building effective finance functions is a key concern of organisations and finance professionals. At a time when many claim we face unprecedented challenges, Stanley Harding’s 1963 lecture on the finance function reminds us that there are many lessons we can learn from history. This report reproduces the lecture in full and complements it with expert commentary.
ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty issues paper 'Market failures - market solutions?' explores the actions the financial services sector must take to build long term confidence.
An article on how finance functions can help grow an organization.
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