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Performance & Financial Management
Professional accountants will use many performance & financial management methods and approaches to help their organization deliver its objectives, goals, targets, and strategies. Performance & financial management encompasses all of the management, process, and behavioral aspects of strategy execution and monitoring performance. Read More
by Gary Cokins, CPIM, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC | July 27, 2015 |
CFOs as strategy-makers: Is the problem outdated managerial accounting practices? Read More
Why International Valuations Standards Matter to SMEs Now More Than Ever Before
by April Mackenzie, Advisor to the Board of Trustees, IVSC | June 29, 2015 |
Global standards are more important than ever before and it is critically important to build valuation expertise and capacity through application of consistent standards and, importantly, to continue to develop a globally respected valuation profession that will provide support to companies of all sizes and help drive the global economy. Read More
Taking Stock of the Obvious and Not-So-Obvious to Understand Digital Assets
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 15, 2015 |
In today’s digital economy with instantaneous, one-click purchases for downloadable products that are physically imperceptible and weightless, how can we assign value to digital assets? Read More
Exploring Artificial Intelligence & the Accountancy Profession: Opportunity, Threat, Both, Neither?
by Bhumi Jariwala, Assistant Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 15, 2015 |
What does the emergence of artificial intelligence mean for professional accountants and the profession? Read More
3D Printing Technology Shifts the Cost Modeling Game—What You and Your Clients Need to Know
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 1, 2015 |
3D printing technology is bringing significant changes with it—changes that will effect businesses and the accountants that work with and for them. Read More
- Don't Call it AI: Put away Your Fears of Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Intelligence is the Future.
August 14, 2015 - Fast Company
- BIAC and B20 Turkey Call for Strengthening the Financing of SMEs in Global Value Chains
June 16, 2015 - Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD
- Small Firms Shift toward Cloud-Based Software
June 4, 2015 - Wall Street Journal
- Finance and the Business: Building a Performance Management Framework
April 22, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2013 - IFAC
- Predictive Business Analytics: Improving Business Performance with Forward-Looking Measures
November 13, 2011 - IFAC
- Evaluating and Improving Costing in Organizations
June 30, 2009 - IFAC