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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | December 19, 2014

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Jamie Lyon

Jamie Lyon

Jamie Lyon is head of corporate sector at ACCA, and leads ACCA’s insight programme on the CFO and board agenda and the future of the finance function. The programme focuses on a diverse range of issues facing leading businesses today, from the evolving role of the CFO and their relationships across the C-suite, enterprise performance management, finance business partnering, finance and business transformation, and finance talent development. Jamie regularly speaks at events and conferences on finance-related issues and has contributed to numerous management and finance media including the Financial Times, Accountancy Age, Finance Director Europe, Outsource Magazine and ITN. Before joining ACCA he qualified as an accountant and spent many years in industry. .

He has written and published articles and research studies on finance function effectiveness, talent development and people capability in finance, as well as spoken at numerous events and conferences worldwide. His previous background includes work with FTSE 100 organisations in finance roles including M&S.

Posts By Jamie Lyon

Do CFOs “get” technology?

February 21, 2014 | 2

In a world where technology is continually turning business on its head, is the finance function keeping up? Are finance leaders effectively exploiting the power of technology in service delivery operations? Are we seeing significant improvement in finance performance such … Read More

Talent Gap: Is talent management falling short in finance shared services?

December 13, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #30 Winter 2012

Is talent management falling short in finance shared services?

Let’s start with a rather challenging and controversial question: is having talent or an aptitude for something in a particular field … Read More

A Long Way Still To Go

July 2, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #28 Summer 2012

Today’s CFO operates in a challenging and complex environment. With continuing uncertainty on the horizon of the global economy, more than ever before the CFO is in the spotlight … Read More

Transforming Finance

April 12, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #27 Spring 2012

A big priority for CFOs in today’s global economy is how they shape the finance function to drive business performance. There are three big priorities: reducing the cost of … Read More