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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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Looks at the application of data analytics to marketing and how a strong relationship between CFOs and chief marketing officers can improve the return on investment of marketing activities
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drawing on studies of executives and leaders of finance teams, The Traits of Today's CFO develops a picture of the contemporary and future controller and CFO and tells you how to powerfully perform in these roles. Includes checklists, self-assessments, position descriptions, coaching exercises, and other practical tools to make this book useful to your work now and your own evolving career.
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.
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