CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Over the next 12 months, Chartered Accountants Worldwide is convening a series of global discussions and debates.

The events will provide solutions for businesses to adapt their cultures and practices to navigate the changing economic, legislative, technological, generational and cultural environment.

The events will be hosted in major international markets, bringing together senior participants from the worlds of business and finance as well as representatives from tomorrow’s generation of leaders.

The inaugural event in Sydney, Australia which took place in September 2016, centred on the theme of trust, as this critical element is at the heart of the value chartered accountants bring to the business world.

The discussion considered how organisations can continue to thrive in an age of selfishness where individuals focus on themselves more than on the wider community. The challenge for employers is how to respond to these developments without compromising trust.

Future topics for discussion will look at the way technology is reshaping business and the role of leaders in building a culture of trust.

Over the course of 2016 and 2017, all member institutes of Chartered Accountants Worldwide will host a debate or event based on the theme of trust, and we will publish related content on these pages. Check back regularly to see more details.

CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE WORLD NEWS

#FutureCA2025

What does the future CA look like?

As the “world of work” continues to change and evolve, it is essential that we identify the skills that the current and the next generation of business leaders need to develop. This is particularly pertinent to financial services and professional services organisations where technology is dramatically shifting the nature of the work being done and significantly altering the skills that will be needed to perform this work in the future.

The second event in our Conversations around the World series, aims to answer the critical question that employers, practitioners, academics, educators, and other stakeholders are attempting to answer: What competencies will chartered accountants of the future need to develop in order to remain relevant and continue to serve the public interest?

GET INVOLVED

The Chartered Accountants Worldwide debate, hosted by SAICA, takes place in Johannesburg on Friday 2 December 2016. The event will also be live streamed and available for all CAW members to view. Viewers will be able to participate by asking questions and suggesting what they think are the essential skills for the CA of the future.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

You can also contribute to the debate on our social media channels by telling us what skills the future CA needs to develop. Share your opinion by commenting and tweeting us under the hashtag #FutureCA2025.

#SELFISHAGE

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

‘Success in a Selfish Age’ is one of many debates and events being planned for 2016/2017, to be hosted by the member institutes of Chartered Accountants Worldwide. The key question to emerge from the first of these debates is: what should employers do to thrive in a more selfish society?

Have your say:

Join the conversation and share your opinion by commenting and tweeting us under the hashtag #selfishage

VIEWS FROM SUCCESS IN A SELFISH AGE DEBATE – SYDNEY 2016

Lee White, CA ANZ, CEO

Lee Fook Chiew, ISCA, CEO

Hilary Lindsay, ICAEW President

SUCCESS IN A SELFISH AGE REPORT – SYDNEY 2016

The world of work is changing, driven by technological change. The professional services sector frequently leads the way in adopting new and sometimes disruptive workplace technologies. They disrupt partly because they affect workplace behaviours and how humans interact with the technology.

From blockchain to big data, cyber security and cloud computing, the professional services sector (and accountancy in particular) has been in the vanguard of adopting and understanding such technology.

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