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CFO: From Analyst to Catalyst
By Thomas G. Canace and Paul Juras, CMA
The transformative role of the CFO to strategic business partner will change the face of organizations worldwide. How this will come about—and what challenges you’ll need to be prepared for—was the focus of a recent business roundtable of CFOs from a wide array of industries. The new insight and guidance might ultimately impact your organization as well. A 16-point checklist will help you transform with the role while developing a stronger finance function.
IMA 2013 International Salary Survey
By Raef Lawson, CMA, CPA, CFA
This year’s international salary survey has been expanded to include all members outside the United States, including countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. A total of 2,254 survey respondents provided feedback to questions regarding salary, compensation, fringe benefits, overall job satisfaction, and plans for changing jobs. There’s still a disparity between the compensation for men and women, and certification continues to have a strong impact on salary and compensation.
Managing the Strategic Finance Gap
By Benjamin Kang, CPA
A recent survey of more than 300 finance professionals worldwide by the independent research agency Loudhouse confirmed that the evolving nature of the finance professional’s role is likely to continue. To adapt to the changes in responsibilities, environment, and business systems, the survey results suggest three strategies: Plan for growth and change, promote a data-driven culture using a unified system, and champion real-time information access. An ideal situation would be a holistic business management system that embraces cloud technology.
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