12 Nov 2018
In an era of rapid technological advances, the finance function under the leadership of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has to level up and drive growth in the business. The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) reported that “technology is the principal driver that enables the finance function to be a more effective business partner.” It further elaborated on how finance teams would require skills to assess and implement technology-driven initiatives to add value to businesses and improve the transformation of finance functions1.
The ISCA-CIMA “Embracing Change: Evolving Jobs and Skills” roundtable was held to gather the key insights of finance top honchos in corporates and accounting firms and introspectively ask, “How do we take the opportunity to value-add to the business?” As the finance function changes, the skill-sets required of finance employees are also changing.
To gather deeper insights, ISCA and CIMA also conducted interviews with finance professionals Mr Tay Peng Huat, Chief Financial Officer, Jumbo Group and Ms Ma Wei-Shan, APAC Head of Cross Divisional & Client Reporting, UBS AG Singapore (UBS) who shared their personal experience and insights on how the finance function has evolved to keep up with time.
Read on to learn more about the key insights from the roundtable and stories of finance professionals.
- ISCA-CIMA “Embracing Change: Evolving Jobs and Skills” Roundtable
- Interview with Mr Tay Peng Huat, Chief Financial Officer, Jumbo Group
- Interview with Ma Wei-Shan, APAC Head of Cross Divisional & Client Reporting, UBS AG
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