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April 22, 2021

Fixing the faults in South Africa’s corporate reporting ecosystem

SAICA’s CEO Freeman Nomvalo and Project Director Thandokuhle Myoli spoke to Monique Verduyn about redesigning the audit profession so that it brings out the best in its people and the wider role and purpose of audit in serving the public interest.
April 19, 2021

Auditing Profession in Peril

If the audit profession in South Africa is serious about restoring trust it will need to reassert the primacy of professional scepticism and independence. There needs to be a balance between radical thinking and practical solutions. Greater clarity and transparency in the profession will ultimately result in a regime that allows auditors to better assess, assure and inform. Only then can real change come about.
April 15, 2021

Remote working part 3: the lack of ‘real life’

In the third part of ICAEW’s remote worker series mental health speaker Nick Elston explains what can be done to ensure people don’t feel disconnected in a home working environment.
April 12, 2021

Remote working part 2: slung in the deep end

Instalment two of ICAEW’s remote working series explores how one business completed an 18-month project in two weeks by shifting whole workforces from office to home working.
April 9, 2021

Remote working part 1: virtually onboarding new talent

In the first of a new remote working series, we speak with a CFO on their experience integrating a whole business through remote acquisition, as well as a recent virtually onboarded employee. With remote working set to continue as the pandemic transforms traditional ways of working life, a new series from ICAEW Insights aims to underline first-hand experiences of this shift - including the process of remote onboarding.
April 9, 2021

Evolving Conversations

At the rate that technology is evolving and how we’re seemingly unfazed by almost every new product and feature that today’s tech giants roll out, one would be led to think that when thrust into a “Covid-19 world”, we’d be perfectly at home with it. Well, not quite.
April 9, 2021

What can we do for small business in South Africa?

As SAICA members, we should and can do more to support and develop small businesses and entrepreneurs in South Africa if we are to outlast and outperform this crisis and boost our economy.
February 26, 2021

Accountancy Ireland Podcast

An engaging and thought-provoking podcast series that taps into some of the major issues of today by providing clarity and understanding about the relevance – and power – of the number, with leading experts and thought leaders providing insight.
February 4, 2021

More Than A number podcasts

An engaging and thought-provoking podcast series that taps into some of the major issues of today by providing clarity and understanding about the relevance – and power – of the number, with leading experts and thought leaders providing insight.
February 4, 2021

The Internet of Things and Digital Transformation

“The internet of things and accounting both help us manage business from a distance", is the opening line from ICAEW's report, The internet of things and accounting: lessons from China. Little did we know at the time that managing at a distance would become so necessary. In this webinar we discuss the importance of IoT for businesses, accountants and digital transformation.
January 18, 2021

CPAs, find your own fit with coding, experts say

Expertise will depend on your role, level of seniority and career trajectory.
January 14, 2021

Think ‘client first’ when taking your accounting practice virtual

Adapting communication styles and embracing technology are a must, experts say.
January 11, 2021

How to develop a human-centred and responsible approach to AI

For all the enormous potential artificial intelligence offers, it also poses short- and long-term risks. But with the right approach and framework, it’s possible to mitigate them.
January 7, 2021

How CFOs are keeping finance on course during the crisis

In the coming months, chief financial officers will have a key role to play in keeping a tight focus on what really matters in these chaotic times.
October 26, 2020
How Brazil Helped Realise the Entrepreneurial Dreams of Mark Spiers CA

How Brazil Helped Realise the Entrepreneurial Dreams of Mark Spiers CA

Mark Spiers CA was destined to be an entrepreneur, just not in the way he had imagined. Rachel Ingram discovers how moving to Brazil helped the GrupoFabri CEO make his dream a reality.
October 26, 2020
The Human Cost of Doing Business

The Human Cost of Doing Business

Sarah-Jayne Dominic CA, Senior Strategic Advisor at the Global Reporting Initiative and Chair of the ICAS Sustainability Panel, says accountancy should acknowledge the human cost of doing business
October 26, 2020
Ethics are Key to Survival and Growth

Ethics are Key to Survival and Growth

As the recession bites and business leaders get their bearings, it’s tempting to put values aside and seek short cuts to recovery. Writer and governance specialist Anthony Smith-Meyer recommends that ethics remain a driving force, not just for the good of society but also for economic survival and long-term growth.
October 26, 2020
The Consideration of Climate-Related Risks in an Audit of Financial Statements

The Consideration of Climate-Related Risks in an Audit of Financial Statements

The issue of climate change is at the forefront of the minds of many investors and other stakeholders as its impacts are becoming increasingly apparent. The IAASB has recognised that climate change is likely to have some impact on most, if not all, entities and, as a result, has implications for auditors.
September 21, 2020

In the face of economic upheaval, CPAs lock in on upskilling

Focusing on big data and technological innovation will help prepare finance professionals for the challenges facing the sector, experts say
September 21, 2020

Exploring the full impact of COVID-19 on offices

Workspaces will start to look a lot different because of the pandemic.
September 21, 2020

Paying digitally: 7 expert tips for staying on top of your spending

It’s easy to overspend when you don’t see money leaving your hands. But you can counteract the urge to splurge with these strategies.
September 1, 2020

How charities have helped hospitals navigate Covid-19

Hayley Pannick CA, Director of Development at Imperial Health Charity, tells Laurence Eastham how charities have helped hospitals navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and why public goodwill for the NHS can be channelled into action.
September 1, 2020

Life after lockdown

As the UK gradually lifts its coronavirus restrictions, Christian Koch looks at what life is currently like for CAs working in countries further ahead in the pandemic timeline. The message? Scrap everything you know: we’re about to enter uncharted territory…
September 1, 2020

Remote working is here to stay – but it cannot replace the office’s creative energy

Covid-19 has raised questions over the future of our cities, but planning expert Tim Stonor is confident we will still need physical spaces to innovate.