In a survey of more than 2000 jobs advertisements for finance directors over the last 25 years, it was found that FDs are far more strategy-orientated rather than just performing a traditional accounting function.
It also revealed that aspiring directors will require good interpersonal, IT and general management skills in the future.
In the mid-1970s, more than two-thirds of companies did not identify any personal attributes for their jobs, but by 1998, this had fallen to a mere 6%.
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.
Kevin Reed discusses whether new accountancy group Cogital can rival the Big Four...and its likely direction of travel