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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

Key concerns for CFOs

Following the recent roundtable on strategy execution, Rick Payne takes a look at the key concerns for CFOs.

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 health checks

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

Business performance management

Special report - Corporate image

Developing and enhancing your branding as a business can greatly enhance your market presence, especially on-line. This report covers the most important aspects of bear in mind when developing a brand strategy.

Financial management

Financial management implications of coronavirus

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. This guide to financial management responds to member feedback and aims to help members consider the actions they may need to take.

Finance transformation

Digital transformation

Digital transformation was the key theme during ICAEW’s Academy of Professional Development sponsored panel session at The CFO Agenda conference. Gathered speakers noted that while limbering up for artificial intelligence is essential, a business can’t run before it can walk.

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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