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Five top qualities of a CFO

By Eleanor O’Neill Financial expertise and top business acumen are the most obvious requirements for a good CFO. But what else makes up the mark of a quality financial executive? Roles at all levels across businesses are expanding to be cross-sectional and incorporate wider skill-sets and backgrounds. The position of CFO is no exception, with… Read More Five top qualities of a CFO

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From CFO to CEO

By Robin Lynam Top-notch analytical skills and a strong strategic mind-set are well-known characteristics of a chief financial officer, which are also important attributes for those who are looking to become chief executive officer. Robin Lynam talks to some successful CFO turned- CEOs about their career development paths to find out what more is needed… Read More From CFO to CEO

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An interview with Anton Colella, Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

by George W. Russell Anton Colella, Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, explains the importance of staying globally relevant amid a changing international regulatory landscape to George W. Russell. As the lead-up to Scotland’s independence referendum last year became increasingly emotional and partisan, Anton Colella saw a valuable role for the… Read More An interview with Anton Colella, Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

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Expanded Role Requires Expanded Skills

By Jack Hagel CFOs have seen their duties grow in recent years. Eighty-five percent of CPAs said the role of the CFO and the finance function has expanded moderately or significantly in their organization, according to a recent AICPA survey. “We don’t just do numbers,” said Ralph Bender, CPA, CGMA, the CFO of Manship Media in… Read More Expanded Role Requires Expanded Skills

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Contradictory Data from CFOs May be a Hopeful Sign

A new report on the outlook of CFOs worldwide throws up an interesting South African anomaly – which could be a result of renewed transformation momentum in the private sector. It will be some time before any detailed analysis emerges from the CFO Global Business Outlook survey undertaken by North Carolina’s Duke University in 2013,… Read More Contradictory Data from CFOs May be a Hopeful Sign