Preparing Future-Ready Professionals

Professional Accountants as Business Leaders and Value Partners | IFAC Content Series


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The PAIB Advisory Group, a global group of business and finance leaders, considers key trends impacting businesses and public sector organizations and their professional accountants.

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Accountancy provides an excellent pathway to a rewarding career in business or the public sector. Professional accountants in business fulfill a variety of finance and commercial-facing roles. Their professional accountancy designation provides the foundation for enabling successful organizations.

The digital and sustainability transformations of organizations globally also provide opportunities for professional accountants to be more strategic and central to their organizations than ever before.

To elevate their contribution as value partners, professional accountants must focus on activities and actions that enable value creation for organizations, customers, society, and other stakeholders. This involves leading or enabling digitalization and transformation initiatives, as well as ensuring sustainability objectives are integrated in and aligned to business priorities and decisions. 

This collection of materials explores how professional accountants can be future ready, data-savvy leaders who drive sustainability. They aim to help in understanding and navigating challenges and opportunities across various roles as finance and business leaders, risk managers and analysts, and in broader commercial roles including in procurement and supply chain management. 


Mainstreaming Sustainability in Business


Future-Ready CFO and Finance Function


Data and Digitalization


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