Maximising People Power: Effective Talent Management in Finance

ACCA and KPMG, March 2011. This report provides a follow-up to ACCA's survey 'Talent Management in 2010'. A key finding of this research was that less than 20% of organisations had a talent strategy that fully integrated talent identification, development, deployment and retention activity across the finance team. Most talent management practices were found to be informal, sometimes run in isolation, and often functionally based without being part of an integrated, wider plan. Using a series of case studies, this report looks at how talent management can shape and influence the structure of finance functions, and highlights the practices organisations should be adopting in order to deliver the best possible talent development for finance professionals.