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03 August 2015

Guide for CFOs of high-growth SMEs on using the potential of the finance function

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.

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08 July 2015

Innovation, intangibles and integrated reporting: a pilot study of Malaysian SMEs

This report presents the results of a pilot project, which tests the relevance of the Malaysian National Corporate Innovation Index to SMEs.

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29 June 2015

Governance for all: the implementation challenge for SMEs

This report aims to encourage understanding of what corporate governance means for SMEs.

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19 May 2015

Ending late payment

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.

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23 December 2014

Access to finance for SMEs in Cyprus: an update from ACCA

This paper presents new analytical and theoretical work performed by ACCA and proposes possible avenues for further research.

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15 December 2014

A new breed of adviser for the modern-day enterprise

This discussion paper presents views and recommendations on the growing implications, for both the finance profession and aspiring entrepreneurs, of the changing business landscape.

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19 November 2014

The state of business finance

This set of three reports describe ACCA’s ambitious global investigation into the state of business finance.

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20 October 2014

Back in the game: global SME performance review 2013/14

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.

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13 August 2014

ACCA and the Enterprise Research Centre

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.

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04 August 2014

Building the finance function in growing businesses

This discussion paper presents views and recommendations on how to build the finance function to support growth in SMEs.

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02 June 2014

ACCA research into e-invoicing adoption

ACCA's research reviews the extent and the drivers of e-invoicing adoption among UK SMEs.

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ACCA video briefings...

24 December 2014

Financing futures: a quick overview

Manos Schizas discusses the Financing Futures project – a groundbreaking study of how small businesses might be financed in the far future.

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18 June 2014

ACCA alternative finance conference 2014

In this video ACCA senior economic analyst Manos Schizas welcomes delegates to the 2nd ACCA Alternative Finance Conference.

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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.

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27 May 2014

Bribery and what it means for business

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.

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19 November 2013

Zombie companies: just a bad dream?

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.

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18 June 2013

In safe hands: the future of financial services

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).

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