Competencies that employers expect include core accounting and finance skills, business acumen, people skills, digital-tech skills and leadership skills, which must be underpinned by ethics, integrity and professionalism.

In today’s increasingly evolving environment, finance professionals are not just expected to have the technical skills to produce of good accounting information, but also to apply financial disciplines in business management, to influence people and lead within the organisation.

Marvelous finance professionals should have holistic understanding of the organisation, its business operating model, its strategic context and its competitive position, in order to drive and improve performance in its entirety across functions and human capital.

Attributing to these worthy insights, which remarkably explore and reveal the disconnect between educators’ priorities and the skills business needs, and next explain the way CIMA diligently updated its syllabus and assessment, in collaboration with key stakeholders, to bridge the gap from both ends.

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