29 May 2014Financial management
Transformation challenges in finance
This report considers the challenges CFOs face by finance transformation and suggests a number of good practices that organisations can follow in transforming their finance operations.
22 Apr 2014Financial management
The smart finance function in today’s complex world
This paper outlines ACCA’s smart finance function campaign, launched in April 2014. The campaign showcases the good practices, challenges and opportunities that corporate finance functions face in ‘working smarter’.
17 Mar 2014Financial management
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21 Nov 2013Financial management
Big data: its power and perils
This report identifies the impacts of big data on the accountancy and finance professions in the coming five to ten years.
25 Oct 2013Financial management
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27 Sep 2013Financial management
Future pathways to finance leadership
This report looks at how the future role of the CFO is expected to evolve, and the career experiences likely to be of most benefit to next generation CFOs.
24 Sep 2013Financial management
22 Apr 2013Financial management
Talent and capability in global finance functions
Jamie Lyon, April 2013. This report uses detailed case studies to present insights from leading organisations on the challenges, solutions and opportunities for talent management in today’s global finance function.
1 Mar 2013Financial management
Building your financial capabilities: a guide for growing businesses
This guide is an essential tool for setting up and managing good financial management practices for small businesses. It outlines the systems and tools needed by the start up business, and continues through to the needs of the growing business developing more sophisticated financial capabilities.
1 Dec 2012Financial management
Finance leaders survey report: December 2012
ACCA and IMA, December 2012. This report presents the results of a survey of finance leaders jointly commissioned by ACCA and IMA. It outlines views on six key issues: 1. current priorities in the finance function; 2. the effectiveness of the finance function; 3. finance function challenges; 4. the importance of different skills; 5. identification of key stakeholders; 6. how finance leaders apportion their time. This is the first of a series of surveys that ACCA and IMA will conduct every six months to track how these finance issues are evolving.
1 Nov 2012Financial management
The changing role of the CFO
Jamie Lyon and Raef Lawson, November 2012. This report discusses the future of the finance function, and in particular the future role of the CFO. It draws on discussions from the ACCA Accountants for Business Global Forum, as well as insights from ACCA–IMA roundtables held in Shanghai, New York, Moscow and Zurich in 2012, which discussed the way in which the role of finance leadership is evolving.
1 Sep 2012Financial management
Talent management in a shared services world: 2012 survey
Jamie Lyon and Deborah Kops, September 2012. This report provides results from one of the largest-ever surveys on talent management practices across the global finance profession. It provides some simple data points on the current state of talent management activities from global finance functions that have adopted shared service centres. Over 1,200 finance functions with shared service centres responded to this survey.
4 Jul 2012Financial management
1 May 2012Financial management
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 aims and 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.
8 Mar 2012Financial management
1 Jan 2012Financial management
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.