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Finance leaders on sourcing success
Jamie Lyon and Deborah Kops, May 2012. This report presents the results of a global survey of finance leaders on the effectiveness of finance shared services and outsourcing programmes. It explores the initial drivers behind adopting finance shared services and outsourcing finance operations, considers how these are evolving, and the success of current approaches.
Finance transformation: expert insights on shared services and outsourcing
Jamie Lyon and Deborah Kops, January 2012. This report presents insights from global experts of companies at the forefront of finance transformation activity. It explores the issues, challenges and opportunities facing businesses transitioning to new finance models to improve business performance.
ACCA Accountancy Futures [article], October 2011. As more organisations look to outsource their finance functions, how do they ensure that they have the right accountancy skills in the right place? Julie Spillane FCCA, Accenture Business Services (Ireland) gives one of the views from the interviewed markets.
Hiving it off
ACCA Accounting and Business [article], October 2011. Offshore, onshore, not sure? Finance functions are changing radically, with operations being outsourced or consolidated in shared services centres. We explore the key issues.
SSC supplement special
ACCA Accounting and Business [six-part supplement], July 2011. Shared Services Roundtable – The first ACCA Ireland shared services roundtable, held on 6 May 2011, brought together high-level FCCAs within the sector in Ireland, sharing perspectives on an area recognised as being of strategic importance to Ireland’s high-value services-driven economy. A Share of the Action – Flexibility is the hallmark of the successful shared services accountant and the career rewards are considerable for those with an aptitude for diversity. Ireland to the Fore – Ireland is the location of choice for some of the most innovative global companies in ICT, digital media, life sciences, engineering, business and financial services, as Emmanuel Dowdall, IDA Ireland explains. Move closer – Ciaran Ó hÓgartaigh on the move from US GAAP to IFRS and its significance to the shared services sector. Dynamic currency conversion – Colm D’Arcy, FCCA, on a financial service developed in Ireland of particular interest in the shared service environment. Yahoo! Gets serious – Caroline Curtis FCCA on the global internet company that has made Ireland central to its plans for growth.
No soft option
ACCA Accounting and Business [interview], July 2011. An Accountant working for one of the world’s major software companies might seem like a numbers overload. For Cathriona Hallahan FCCA, however the key to success has always been people.
ACCA Accounting and Business [article], July 2011. Exploring the personal impact of outsourcing and shared service centres on finance professionals around the world.
Spotlight on Irish outsourcing
ACCA Accounting and Business [a four-part special report], July 2011. To outsource or not to outsource – There are many benefits to outsourcing, not least, cost, but there are many other issues to consider too. Microsoft case study. Great expectations – We explore the drivers behind the outsourcing and shared services revolution, assess its future and find out why it makes finance chiefs’ nervous Source: McKinsey. Growing the role: lessons from Ireland – Gearoid McDermott FCCA (Alza Ireland Ltd, general manager) tracks the journey of local subsidiaries seeking to add value, and draws lessons for all service providers. Spotlight on Irish Outsourcing – Autorec and Fexco.
Financial shared services centres: opportunities and challenges for the accounting profession
Fahy, Cacciaguidi-Fahy, and Currie, 2002. This report examines the experiences of multinational enterprises and public sector organisations which have established FSSCs in the UK and Ireland. It reports the results of a postal survey of FSSCs, and contains seven case studies of organisations which have established FSSCs. Key issues explored include the emergence of FSSCs in Europe, the impact of an FSSC on strategic business units, and the implications of the FSSC ‘phenomenon’ for the development of the accounting profession. (Ref: RR-79)
Last updated: 12 Jun 2013