CFOs crave soft skills, but aren’t providing training

I caught the following tweet recently, and it reminded me of my most recent blog post on a survey that found finance people lacking in “value creation” skills: CFOs say soft skills are needed, but many aren’t offering training | http://t.co/kgsZg7kRjD (via .@CGMA) — CalCPA (@Cal_CPA) July 9, 2013 The tweet links to a story […]

Finance managers are human

CFO.com has brought to my attention a survey conducted by the CEB of finance managers. They asked finance managers whether they believe their direct reports are “effective in the behaviors and skills that drive excellent performance by the finance function.” The title of CFO.com’s article gave away the answer: Finance Leaders Bemoan Talent Shortage. Not […]

Survey says: IA feeling the squeeze

A survey conducted at the recent Institute of Internal Auditors annual conference by Protiviti has revealed that ⅔ of IA professionals believe their department is under-resourced and therefore unable to adequately carry out their duties. Protiviti’s take is that due to increased expectations of the assurance Internal Audit can provide on an ever-widening spectrum of […]

Experience requirement completion date nears

Earlier this month I received a letter from the governing body of my profession in this province, the ICAO. I wasn’t expecting it so naturally I was pretty curious. It turned out to be great news: “According to our records, your estimated completion date of the 30-month practical experience requirement is 12/7/2007.” Even before I […]

Variety and experience at mid-size firms

I’m going to have a fast-paced week again. This week I’m working on two clients from jobs that have wrapped up field work and two clients whose field work has yet to begin. On the two post field work jobs, I’ll be auditing the consolidation of several large private companies and clearing review notes and […]