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Increasing gender diversity to boost performance  

10 March 2015

This paper aims to help finance professionals understand the value of gender diversity and make the business case for diversity to their peers.

Access to finance

Access to finance for SMEs in Cyprus: an update from ACCA - 23 December 2014

This paper presents new analytical and theoretical work performed by ACCA and proposes possible avenues for further research.

The state of business finance - 19 November 2014

This set of three reports describe ACCA’s ambitious global investigation into the state of business finance.

Corporate governance

Balancing rules and flexibility - 19 November 2014

A joint KPMG and ACCA report of a study of corporate governance requirements across 25 markets.

Culture and channelling corporate behaviour - 24 November 2014

This series of four reports aims to assist boards in preparing to assess their corporate culture and in understanding how it can influence either functional or dysfunctional behaviour.

Corporate reporting

Risk reporting - 16 December 2014

This report examines how the quality and value of risk reporting can be improved. It reviews current practice in risk reporting, the barriers to better risk reporting, the wishes of users, and the concerns of preparers.

The future of financial reporting 2014: re-questioning some old assumptions - 04 December 2014

A discussion Paper based on the British Accounting and Finance Association Financial Accounting and Reporting Special Interest Group (FARSIG) Symposium, 10 January 2014.

Finance transformation

Finance transformation roles: pathways to CFO - 04 December 2014

This report asks a simple question: are finance shared service and transformation roles valuable in the career path to becoming a CFO?

Financial insight: challenges and opportunities - 08 September 2014

This joint report from ACCA and IMA suggests ways the finance function can improve current approaches to business partnering.

Public sector

Sustainable healthcare systems: an international study - 03 February 2015

This report reveals how well the existing healthcare systems in 11 countries are coping with the challenges of changing demographics and technological and economic change.

Whole of government accounts: who is using them? - 23 September 2014

The first stage of a two-part study exploring whether transparency is currently being achieved and whether essential user information needs are being met.

Small business

Ending late payment - 13 February 2015

ACCA's review of the widespread problem of late payment, a life-threatening challenge for many businesses globally, has been published in a series of three reports.

A new breed of adviser for the modern-day enterprise - 15 December 2014

This discussion paper presents views and recommendations on the growing implications, for both the finance profession and aspiring entrepreneurs, of the changing business landscape.

Sustainability

Sustainability and business: the next ten years - 10 December 2014

Find out more about young finance professionals’ views on sustainability issues from the ACCA survey conducted on behalf of the of The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project.

Accounting for children: implementing child rights for better business - 26 November 2014

This report introduces the concept of children’s rights as a business issue of concern to finance directors and accounting teams.

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