T4 This code refers to content for Level 4 Leader (C Suite CEO/CFO) in technical skills ? Technical skills

What do they look like?

You should now have strong skills to interpret, analyse, assess and implement information and be proficient with IT.

Your technical skills are the knowledge and abilities to perform your core business and financial duties, whichever area you are working in.


Analytical thinking - What are the landmarks?

  • Influence KPIs and markers of success that confirm the effective implementation of strategy at all levels of the organisation
  • Have a high level ability to recognise, measure, assess, analyse and manage business and operational risk
  • Able to fully interpret financial and non-financial KPIs to inform strategic planning and decisions
  • Understand organisational psychology behind the design and operation of business and performance management systems
  • Fully appreciate the links between financial management, organisation structure and its strategy

Information technology skills - What are the landmarks?

  • Fully appreciate the impact of IT and technology on the organisation and industry
  • Able to incorporate technology into the strategic direction of the organisation and exploit it fully and confidently

Project management skills - What are the landmarks?

  • You initiate and manage strategic cross-functional projects and bring them to successful conclusion

Development activities

How can you get there?

Here are our suggestions for boosting your skills in the three main areas at this stage of your career.
Don't forget, many of these are FREE!

  • Keep on track using the Career Pathway to focus on your goals, improve performance and identify gaps
  • Take on another Specialist Qualification in your area
  • Attend CPD courses
  • Read Accountancy Ireland
  • Use resources like Chariot
  • Subscribe to eNews and Tax News
  • Take on more advanced Excel, Business Intelligence and Project Management training -
  • Gain further project and project managmeent experience
  • Attend industry and sector-specific events
  • Contribute to technical publications
  • Provide technical training
  • Publish articles
  • Volunteer for cross-functional projects
  • Join a technical committee or group
  • Research relevant technical publications and journals

Career development support

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