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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

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.
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

How CAs can rescue Covid’s ‘lost generation’

Coronavirus is now part of our daily lives. We keep a safe distance and wear masks, but many have begun returning to long-deserted offices. For working professionals, it may feel some sense of normality is finally returning.
September 1, 2020

Forget Big Data – the future is in connected and public data

We are living in the age of misinformation. Kerry McGuire CA, Director of Global Data Design at YouGov, tells Ryan Herman why data should be democratised and disseminated to all.
August 13, 2020
The 21st Century Profession

The 21st Century Profession

The 21st Century Profession is a paper published by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand that looks at the current state of professions, and examines their strengths […]
August 5, 2020

Feeling burned out because of the pandemic? You’re not alone

Seven in 10 professionals say they are mentally exhausted, mainly because of blurring work-life lines and unmanageable workloads
August 5, 2020

Pandemic-induced burnout: 12 ways to nip it in the bud

Do COVID-related demands and blurring work-life lines have you burning the candle at both ends? Here are 12 tips to help regain some balance
August 5, 2020

The challenges, and benefits, of working remotely

A fast-growing option becomes a necessity
August 5, 2020
Medical teams across borders have been collaborating to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 Photograph courtesy of VIDO-InterVac at the University of Saskatchewan

Accounting after the pandemic

What will the profession - and the world - look like on the other side of COVID-19?
June 19, 2020

Looking past the pandemic: 8 sectors that could thrive in the future

COVID-19 has everyone wondering what jobs, skills and businesses will be important for the future. Here are some prime candidates.
June 17, 2020

Working from home is not working alone

Chartered Accountants Ireland London Society's one-hour offering for remote working, featuring Carmel Moore and Marty Boroson from The One Moment Company.
June 17, 2020

Running from Uncertainty with David Gillick

Transitioning from a career in elite sport meant dealing with change - in routine, purpose and identity. We find ourselves in a climate of change and uncertainty: David Gillick's story offers insights on building resilience, overcoming uncertainty, managing self-talk and practical wellbeing strategies.