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ACCA/IMA Report Reveals Ten Key Skills for Future CFOs

Monday, September 30, 2013

While many of today's CFOs have taken the usual finance stepping-stones toward their executive roles, they believe tomorrow's CFOs will need new experiences and key skills to meet the evolving needs of business, according to a new report from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

More than 750 CFOs, finance directors, and C-suite finance leaders worldwide were surveyed for the report, Future Pathways to Financial Leadership. The survey revealed the "classic" career path of current CFOs was largely domestic in nature, but that is already changing: 27 percent of finance executives have spent time in an international role, and 25 percent have worked in an emerging market.

The following are the ten skills and capabilities today's CFOs believe will be of most value to future finance leaders... Read More