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The CFO and the finance organization have increased their importance in companies around the globe. Company executives now rely on the CFO with the support of the finance organization not just for financial guidance, but also to help develop and shape strategies, provide insights on how to optimize resources to improve profitability, and minimize risks as the business world grows more volatile and complex.
Success of the finance organization in these endeavors is influenced by many factors. But arguably the most prominent one today is the effectiveness of the finance workforce—which is why it’s critical for companies to ensure their finance talent has the right skills that align with finance’s expanding role. That means going beyond building traditional competencies associated with being good stewards of a company’s financial well-being to include newer ones that help drive higher overall business performance.
Accenture Academy meets the need for this more expanded role that balances core business and finance responsibilities to benefit the company as a whole. We offer an extensive, proven finance and enterprise performance curriculum, and integrate that curriculum with a variety of specialty and business management skills in areas such as analytics, process excellence, project management, risk management and leadership.
As a worldwide leader in innovative and effective learning solutions, Accenture Academy provides a blended, interactive and highly engaging learning environment. Our courses are designed to help organizations achieve measurable business outcomes, and our learning professionals work with organizations to keep learning plans aligned with changing strategies and business goals.
Accenture Academy provides a finance curriculum that is based on functional competency models and job frameworks.
Our integrated finance curriculum includes the following subject areas:
Finance Fundamentals, including understanding financial statements, business accounting, and the role of finance in broader enterprise performance. This curriculum is also useful in training non-finance people in the basics of the discipline.
Performance management, including how to create accurate budgets and forecasts, provide analysis and reporting that is relevant to business decision makers, and manage the enterprise’s cost and profitability.
Finance processes and operations, providing knowledge to help practice, manage, and improve day-to-day finance processes and operations such as order-to-cash, treasury and general accounting.
Specialty finance, including how to implement appropriate internal controls, communicate effectively with investors; and manage financial risk.
Cross-functional skills, providing insight into other business functions including supply chain and procurement, as well as leadership skills, which can help finance people become more effective partners with the business.
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