4 Dec 2017Financial management
The race for relevance - technology opportunities for the finance function
This report explores the opportunities and challenges that technology presents for the future CFO function in the face of extraordinary digital change impacting businesses. The report shares insights from leading executives across the world on the technologies changing the face of the finance function, and examines how finance can harness the explosion in digital capabilities to help drive long term corporate value.
4 Oct 2017Financial management
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22 Apr 2016Financial management
This report examines household financial resilience, and its links with income, credit use and over-indebtedness
17 Feb 2016Financial management
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31 Mar 2015Financial management
Canadian CFO Sentiment Study - March 2015
Canadian finance executives are showing great confidence in the US market in 2015, however when it came to
their views on the domestic or global economy, most took the middle ground.
4 Dec 2014Financial management
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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’.
1 Apr 2014Financial management
Tomorrow's finance enterprise
This report seeks to answer the question, what are the key influences shaping the future role of the CFO and tomorrow’s finance enterprise?
17 Mar 2014Financial management
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25 Oct 2013Financial management
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
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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
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
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.
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.