Report examining the finance function of high-growth businesses and how this has evolved, providing practical guidance to high potential businesses on how to harness the full potential of the finance function.
This report presents the results of a pilot project, which tests the relevance of the Malaysian National Corporate Innovation Index to SMEs.
Governance for all: the implementation challenge for SMEs - 29 June 2015
This report aims to encourage understanding of what corporate governance means for SMEs.
Ending late payment - 19 May 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.
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.
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.
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.
Back in the game: global SME performance review 2013/14 - 20 October 2014
This report reviews the performance of SMEs around the world during 2013/14. It is the second ACCA–IMA global SME performance review and compares SME performance with findings from the first review.
ACCA and the Enterprise Research Centre - 13 August 2014
ACCA is proud to sit on the ERC’s Stakeholder Advisory Board, chaired by Lucy Armstrong, alongside some of the UK’s leading business associations.
Building the finance function in growing businesses - 04 August 2014
This discussion paper presents views and recommendations on how to build the finance function to support growth in SMEs.
ACCA research into e-invoicing adoption - 02 June 2014
ACCA's research reviews the extent and the drivers of e-invoicing adoption among UK SMEs.
Financing futures: a quick overview - 24 December 2014
Manos Schizas discusses the Financing Futures project – a groundbreaking study of how small businesses might be financed in the far future.
ACCA alternative finance conference 2014 - 18 June 2014
In this video ACCA senior economic analyst Manos Schizas welcomes delegates to the 2nd ACCA Alternative Finance Conference.
IFRS for SMEs, video presentation - 27 May 2014
On this video Richard Martin and Paul Cooper discuss the changes which are being proposed by the IASB and ACCA’s views on those proposals.
In this video, John Burbidge-King, the CEO of the consultancy Interchange, discusses how dedicated risk-management systems can help businesses to protect themselves against bribery risk.
Zombie companies: just a bad dream? - 19 November 2013
Q3 of 2013 saw the first signs of a recovery in the UK, and with it a debate about the existence and prospects of so-called ‘zombie’ companies.
In safe hands: the future of financial services - 18 June 2013
Gill Ringland from SAMI Consulting discusses the findings of a scenario analysis project carried out by her firm and the Long Finance Forum of Futurists (L3F).
ACCA’s research in this area spans the entire range of financing options. See all ACCA's published resources on the theme of access to finance here.
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The forum provides a unique platform for promoting the role of SMEs in the global economy. Representing over 15 countries and a wide range of professional backgrounds – from finance institutions, academics and professional advisers to entrepreneurs themselves – the forum represents the sector’s needs at a global level and facilitates the sharing of best practice.
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