ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

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Smart budgeting: Integrating financial and strategic planning for outcomes

This report from the New Local Government Network (NLGN) in association with the ACCA and Mazars recommends radical changes to the way local government approaches the budgeting process.

Company: ACCA | Published: 17 March 2015 | Business Area: Budgeting

Sustainability and business - The next ten years: ACCA students’ views on sustainability

This report analyses young finance professionals’ views on sustainability issues from the ACCA survey conducted on behalf of the of The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project.

Company: ACCA | Published: 09 March 2015 | Business Area: Business Intelligence

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Accountants for business: Reporting risk

This report examines how the quality and value of risk reporting can be improved. It reviews current practice in risk reporting, the barriers to better risk reporting, the wishes of users, and the concerns of preparers.

Company: ACCA | Published: 25 February 2015 | Business Area: Risk Management

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Ending late payment, part 1: Taking stock

ACCA conducted a review of the widespread problem of late payment. Ending Late Payment, Part 1: Taking Stock combines an extensive literature review with quantitative data from ACCA’s member surveys to correctly define late payment, trace its precise origins and document its impact globally.

Company: ACCA | Published: 23 February 2015 | Business Area: Business Intelligence

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Finance transformation roles: Pathways to CFO

ACCA's smart finance function campaign showcases the good practices, challenges and opportunities corporate finance functions face. This report asks a simple question: are finance shared service and transformation roles valuable in the career path to becoming a CFO?

Company: ACCA | Published: 18 February 2015 | Business Area: Business Intelligence

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Accountants for business: Innovations in access to finance for SMEs

In the years since the 2007-8 financial crisis, the issue of access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises has taken on a new prominence. This paper reviews a broad range of innovations in business financing and highlights examples of good practice in developed and emerging economies.

Company: ACCA | Published: 12 September 2014 | Business Area: Working Capital

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Five years of the global economic recovery

This report marks the fifth anniversary of the ACCA/IMA Global Economic Conditions Survey. It explores the major trends that have driven the global economy between 2009 and 2014 and considers what they might mean for the future of the recovery.

Company: ACCA | Published: 08 September 2014 | Business Area: Practice Management

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Accountants for Business: Is finance function technology delivering on its promise?

This report discusses the current use of technology in finance shared services and outsourcing. It considers the extent to which technology is changing the face of finance delivery and providing value for the organisation.

Company: ACCA | Published: 04 September 2014 | Business Area: Business Performance Management

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Accountants for business - Understanding investors: The changing corporate perspective

This report examines what investors want from corporate reporting and how organisations are responding to their needs. It examines current trends in reporting and the audit relationship from the perspective of the CFO, with a particular emphasis on real-time and integrated reporting.

Company: ACCA | Published: 23 April 2014 | Business Area: Financial Reporting

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Accountants and strategic leadership

The finance function could lose its primacy if it fails to respond to developing trends. Produced by the ACCA, this paper explores possible scenarios for the future of the financial professional in light of the forthcoming changes in Integrated Reporting requirements.

Company: ACCA | Published: 16 April 2014 | Business Area: Strategy

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