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Business and management

This section brings together the most up-to-date thought leadership, technical resources and professional guidance for ICAEW members in business. It also includes the more specialist information provided by ICAEW’s Business and Management Faculty.

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Strategy, risk and innovation

Business health checks

Subjecting your business to a financial health check can be transformative if recommendations are acted upon.

Make your business agile

A business cannot become agile by adopting elements of its management philosophy here and there. Beth Ashmead Latham looks at the specific chain of activities that makes for a successful adoption of agility.

Business performance management

Special report 65 - Smart reporting

This special report will be a handy go-to guide – we take you through the latest techniques and thinking behind the new smart world with which CFOs, and aspiring CFOs, must contend.

Financial management

COVID-19: six actions for finance professionals on cash flow

Finance professionals are key in supporting their businesses through the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Most will be urgently working through the issues and helping their businesses respond. The purpose of this guide is to share six practical actions finance professionals may wish to consider when considering cashflow.

Finance transformation

Special Report 66: Managing change

Change is inevitable, it is all around us. Brexit, political upheaval, increasing regulation and a growing protectionist agenda make it incredibly difficult to run your business. BAM are here to help, with our special report on managing change, we can help successfully guide you through inevitable change with our practical tips and hands on approach.

Economy and business environment

Leadership, personal development and HR

How to leave a job well

When leaving a job, the chances of burning bridges are high. This is especially true for finance directors, particularly if their exit is abrupt or not planned well. Christian Doherty finds out the best way to leave a position.

Special report - Managing people

Managing people is one of the most important skills needed to successfully navigate your way to the top of the corporate ladder. This report provides practical tips and advice on topics such as team management, dealing with difficult people and the effect of technology on recruitment.

Find out more about the workings and responsibilities of the audit, nomination, remuneration and risk committees. These responsibilities include board effectiveness, board diversity, executive remuneration, audit tenders and internal audit.

How do you know if your audit committee is effective

Audit Committees are playing an increasingly critical corporate governance role in terms of their leadership on financial reporting, internal controls, risk management and the internal and external audit functions.

Succession planning for Boards, Executives and NEDs… it’s now a must have not a nice to have!

Succession planning for board members, both senior executives & NEDS – it’s an area that is often on the to do list but needs to be documented, shared and reviewed. A panel of respected board members and specialist advisors consider the current state of play and what organisations need to do to be on the front foot.

How to end excessive pay

Excessive pay has been a growing source of public anger in recent years. Despite being snobbishly dismissed as populist prejudices, public perceptions of executive pay practices are largely accurate.

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