Chief finance and sustainability officer among new green roles in finance and accountancy sectors: Study
A new study, Sustainability: Jobs and Skills For The Accountancy Profession, was jointly conducted by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and three other organisations including SMU. The report, released at the annual Professional Accountants in Business Conference on Thursday (Aug 25), shed light on the skills that accountants and finance professionals need in order to perform sustainability-related roles, and where the skill gaps lie. To bridge the knowledge gaps for working professionals and students interested in this sector, universities have introduced sustainability modules for accountancy and finance students. Dean of the SMU School of Accountancy and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Accounting Cheng Qiang said the curriculum at the school has been adjusted to include content on environmental, social and governance metrics, to meet the rising demand for sustainability accountants.