The CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountants) developed a competency framework that helps provide useful context for the career path of a global finance/accounting professional. It follows a trajectory we call the Bounce, where the initial focus is on building core technical skills and learning to lead yourself. Soon the professional moves from task specific technical work to managing people and projects. This is where momentum and development should shift to include more "success skills" like leadership, change management, collaboration, performance management and more. This turn is where the initial career momentum changes direction and there is more emphasis on the skill of leading others and leading organizations. We use the metaphor of a basketball bounce pass to who momentum and trajectory of today's finance / accounting career.
Our Business Learning Institute has been researching competencies and learning plans for finance and accounting professionals since its founding in 1999. We have mapped courses to this framework and have built curriculums for Fortune 1000 finance / accounting teams to offer a strategic and systematic approach to training. We partner with the AICPA to bring you the state of the art in training from technical to the "success skills required by the Bounce.
The Bounce covers the career trajectory of professionals as they move from technical proficiency to managing people and projects and ultimately organizations. The bounce speaks to the change in direction from technical mastery to acquiring competencies to lead others and leading organizations. It is about velocity and trajectory as you shift direction to the need for more “success skills” as you move up n your career. The Bounce includes the latest research on competencies from the AICPA through the CPA Horizons 2025 Project and the CGMA Competency framework.
More information can be found on our website at http://www.blionline.org and at the CGMA website at http://www.cgma.org