Scale-ups: converting vision into strategy and governance
On 28 November 2018, ACCA, Barclays, ecoDa and SMEunited organised an event on Scale-Ups: converting vision into strategy and governance, to discuss how policy-makers, investors and corporates can support high-growth companies in Europe.
This report sets out key issues for companies to think about when considering their long term business model and strategy. It examines the interrelation between businesses and the context in which they operate, encouraging them to embrace good practice that facilitates long term growth.
Buying IT wisely makes your business more efficient and can reduce your costs. The key is to be clear about what you want it to achieve for your business, now and in the near future.
As well as specifying your requirements, you need to think about which suppliers to use and decide the most cost-effective and flexible way of getting the capabilities you want.
Corporate culture encourages behaviours that support or impede the achievement of organisational objectives. The challenge is understanding how to nurture a culture that promotes behaviours consistent with organisational objectives. The ACCA culture-governance tool seeks to support organisations with their culture goals.
Risk affects all organisations. It can have far-reaching consequences in terms of economic performance, environmental and safety outcomes, and professional reputation. Managing risk effectively and risk optimisation, therefore, will help enterprises of all sizes and in all business sectors to perform well in an increasingly uncertain environment.
Innovation and ERM: partners in managing the waves of disruption
A joint report with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) looking at how enterprise risk management (ERM) and innovation together can provide businesses with the tools to combat waves of disruption.
Cyberwarriors with calculators: the role of accounting and finance professionals in a company's cybersecurity
Computers, servers and the Internet are indispensable tools for financial professionals – and they are under relentless attack. For accountants, measures must be taken to ensure
that the sensitive personal and corporate financial information they handle is safe: accountants need to be at the forefront of cybersecurity.
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.