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Miami Accountants Will Face New Challenges in Future

The role of the Miami Accountants will evolve in the future to encompass new challenges such as global economic uncertainty and volatility, fluctuating energy prices, and turbulent currency markets, along with a shift in economic power, according to a new report.

The report, published by the Florida Institute of Certified Accountants (FICPA) and the Institute of Management Accountants, identifies several emerging priorities that will affect the future role of the Miami Accountants. It cites nine future key issues that will shape the finance function’s top job, including regulation, globalization, technology, risk management, transforming finance, stakeholder engagement, strategy, integrated reporting, and talent.

The report predicts that tomorrow’s Miami Accountants s will increasingly need to excel at dealing with the media and brokering external relationships that matter for the face of the business. In many senses they will be the face of the corporate brand. The increased importance of corporate social responsibility will present additional challenges for the Miami Accountants moving forward.

“We see more pressure on the Miami Accountants role than ever before,” said Gustavo A Viera, managing partner of VieraCPA. “Apart from the sheer breadth of the role now, it really is a question of having enough time in the day to prioritize and deal with all the issues that need to be dealt with. Businesses are asking a lot from their top finance leaders right now, and we don’t see this getting any easier, particularly with the current level of volatility and business uncertainty. It places the finance function and finance leaders under great pressure and scrutiny, but it also continues to provide great opportunities for finance to influence the organization. The Miami Accountants role of the future will be unique, requiring a special blend of capabilities and skills.”

This report reflects the perceptions of Miami Accountants and finance leaders who participated in an ongoing engagement program through ACCA’s Accountants for Business Global Forum, in which IMA also takes part. Findings are based on roundtable discussions with Miami Accountants.

“This comprehensive, global study highlights the challenges faced by today’s Miami Accountants.” “The results of this study will help shape our joint research agenda as we provide thought leadership for finance and accounting professionals.”

By Gustavo Viera

Gustavo A Viera, CPA, is the managing partner in Gustavo A Viera, PA, CPA. His experience spans more than 25 years. His public accounting experience includes a senior audit manager at PriceWaterHouseCoopers with a focus in the healthcare industry, and Chief Financial Officer of Hewlett Packard Latin America and Telefonica of Spain. Gus also writes a blog twice a week that addresses issues his clients have at He has also taught in the SBA program in Miami FL, and is admitted to practice in the State of Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant. Gus welcomes questions and he can be reached at Gustavo A Viera, PA, CPA, One Alhambra Plaza Floor PH Coral Gables FL 33134 (786) 250-4450.