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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 Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 1, 2015 |
A look at traditional cost modelling in light of the changes 3D printing is and will make on how companies operate. Read More
Imagine Tomorrow: A New World for Accountants–Part One: Your Visions
by Dr. James Canton, CEO and Chairman, Institute for Global Futures | May 4, 2015 |
Dr. James Canton, CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, discusses the future of accountants and the need to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape in the first of a multi-part Gateway series. Read More
Many organizations overrate the quality of their enterprise and corporate performance management methods and supporting software systems, as well as exaggerate how comprehensive and integrated they are. Read More
Using Software to Broaden Your Accounting Practice's Offering
by Shahied Daniels, Chief Executive Officer, South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) | March 23, 2015 |
To help accountants, in particular small- and medium-sized practices, keep up with the pace of change and proactively respond to their client’s finance needs, while broadening their services, two new software products have recently been developed: SMEasy and finfind. Read More
Unleashing the Power of Financial Professionals: An Interview with Christie Zou Zhiying
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | March 23, 2015 |
A renowned finance expert from China discusses the critical roles finance professionals play in guiding business leaders, emphasizing the importance of total budget management in problem solving and strategic growth. 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