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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 report discusses the future of the finance function and outlines why broad-based finance qualifications remain valuable and why businesses need finance skills and capabilities across the entire finance value chain.
It’s said to be of questionable value. But a liberal arts education can provide a vital advantage in a finance career, as four CFOs found.
The report examines the vital role that accountants will play in the EU and its member states’ economic recovery process.
A report based on CIMA and the AICPA global interviews and roundtables to capture the changing requirements in skills, experience, and behaviors needed to progress within finance and into the wider business. The insights from the senior professionals provide a basis for identifying the challenges and opportunities for CGMA designation holders and an action plan that developing management accountants should consider for progression.
Practical guidance to those wanting to progress to the next stage in their careers, and the checklist designed to help you evaluate and plan your career advancement to a leadership or non-technical role.
This report provides a high level view of some key areas of the transforming finance organization based on global research campaigns over the period 2008 to 2011.
Using interviews with senior executives and feedback from CIMA’s Global Finance Transformation Panel of senior finance executives, this report has insightful content regarding the impact of finance transformation.
- The Changing Face of Accounting
May 19, 2015 - DNA India
- How CFOs Can Improve Their Collaboration with CIOs
May 11, 2015 - CPA Insider
- CFO to CEO (p. 33)
May 5, 2015 - AccountancySA
- 7 Ways CFOs Can Keep up with Rapid Changes in Technology
May 4, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
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