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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
Instead of approaching business as a series of problems to be solved – say, how to cut down on spending, or how to keep employees from getting bored at work – organisations should take a more appreciative look at themselves. That’s the aim of appreciative inquiry, a change method that consultant Bill Swedish thinks can help businesses get out of a negative rut.
An accountant for Small Business is a campaign aiming to raise awareness of the value of professional accountants in SMEs. This report is the centrepiece of the campaign, which will build partnerships between ACCA and business associations, government agencies, and service providers in order to provide practical resources and support for SMEs investing in internal finance functions.
How to present all that sprawling management information, in ways that will actually make it invaluable.
ACCA has published a new paper called Global policy of taxation of companies: principles and practices. This paper, compiled with the input and expertise of their Global Forum for Taxation, outlines ACCA’s policy on the taxation of businesses, especially multinational corporations.
Small business owners impacted by Cyclone Ita can access a free disaster recovery toolkit to help them work through the critical business issues they are likely to be facing.
CFOs and CIOs: How do You Know When to Reach for the Clouds?
March 14, 2014 - Deloitte
This report focuses on the decisions CFOs and CIOs can make with respect to cloud computing, as well as a wide range of issues related to it.
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- Align Finance, Operations to Improve Working Capital
November 11, 2015 - CFO.com
- Leveraging Islamic Finance Promotes Growth and Prosperity of Small Businesses
November 9, 2015 - World Bank Voices
- Growing the Funding Flow
November 9, 2015 - ACCA
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