Accounting & Business (AB) articles
Hiving it off
Offshore, onshore, not sure? Finance functions are changing radically, with operations being outsourced or consolidated in shared services centres. We explore the key issues.
Sharepoint – Ireland’s shared services sector has the potential to attract further significant growth as Hugh McCallum (Head of Accenture Business Services) and Julie Spillane FCCA (Director of Accenture Global Shared Services organisation, EMEA) explain.
Inside Outsourcing – Exploring the personal impact of outsourcing and shared service centres on finance professionals around the world (PDF)
Out of Ireland – Ian Slattery (senior executive and head of outsourcing at Accenture, Ireland) explains what Ireland can offer the global outsourcing industry
Accenture – An Irish Accent on the Future Julie Spillane FCCA heads up Accenture’s European shared-services hub in Dublin. Julie talks to Donal Nugent about a concept that has transformed how global corporations do business
Global compliance and shared services- Ireland’s opportunity? Stewart Dunne (BDO, Partner) considers the variety of options that exist for global companies looking to centralise global functions
No soft option – An Accountant working for one of the world’s major software companies might seem like a numbers overload. For Cathriona Hallahan FCCA, however the key to success has always been people
Special Report – Outsourcing from the International Association of Outsourcing Professional
To outsource or not to outsource – There are many benefits to outsourcing – not least, cost – but there are many other issues to consider too. Microsoft case study.
Great expectations – We explore the drivers behind the outsourcing and shared services revolution, assess its future and find out why it makes finance chiefs’ nervous Source: McKinsey
Growing the role –lessons from Ireland Gearoid McDermott FCCA (Alza Ireland Ltd, General manager) tracks the journey of local subsidiaries seeking to add value, and draws lessons for all service providers
Spotlight on Irish Outsourcing – Autorec and Fexco
SSC Supplement special
Shared Services roundtable – The first ACCA Ireland Shared Services Roundtable, held on 6 May 2011, brought together high-level FCCAs within the sector in Ireland, sharing perspectives on an area recognised as being of strategic importance to Ireland’s high-value services-driven economy.
A Share of the action Flexibility is the hallmark of the successful shared services accountant and the career rewards are considerable for those with an aptitude for diversity.
Ireland to the Fore Ireland is the location of choice for some of the most innovative global companies in ICT, digital media, life sciences, engineering, business and financial services, as Emmanuel Dowdall, IDA Ireland explains
Move closer Ciaran Ó hÓgartaigh on the move from US GAAP to IFRS and its significance to the shared services sector
Dynamic currency conversion Colm D’Arcy FCCA on a financial service developed in Ireland of particular interest in the shared service environment
Yahoo! Gets serious – Caroline Curtis FCCA on the global internet company that has made Ireland central to its plans for growth