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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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IMA and ACCA explore future challenges facing the accounting profession on joint website.
According to this survey report, the five issues shaping the destiny of finance are volatility and risk; enterprise strategy supported by smarter finance deliver; an increased emphasis on intangibles in creating value; new technology frontiers; and the quality of talent available to the CFO function.
What does management accounting mean to you? Video shows what professionals have to say.
Considers the human perspective and reaction to change, particularly with projects focused on the implementation of new systems: How and why do individuals typically respond to change in the work environment, and what can be done to ease the impact when negative reactions occur?
This report looks at how the future role of the CFO is expected to evolve and the career experiences likely to be of most benefit to next generation CFOs.
An article on the CFO role in creating a culture of innovation. Six levers of innovation can help CFOs leverage new business models and technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the finance function and beyond.
From Strategic Finance magazine, an evaluation of the education, experience, performance, and gender of some top chief financial officers (CFOs) examines the skill set that can help today’s CFOs best address three key dimensions: strategy, process, and performance measurement.
- Finance and Accountancy Salaries to See Above-average Rise
November 23, 2015 - Economia
- Are You Giving–and Receiving–the Best Feedback on Career Development?
November 12, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- Top 9 Qualities of an Accounting Supervisor
November 10, 2015 - Accounting Web
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