February 24, 2021
Education for women in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Caroline McGroary ACA on women’s education in Saudi Arabia

We asked Caroline about her experiences of educating women in Saudi Arabia and the impact of this work. We also asked about her motivation for joining the Irish FinBiz2030 taskforce and what she hopes to bring to this group.
January 7, 2021
mental health

Keeping a check on mental health

The COVID crisis is far from over, so it’s important to prioritise your mental health, and that of your clients. Zac Hayes knew he had to step back, if only for a short time. [...] He was working long hours and had become the de facto counsellor for the people around him – and it was taking a toll. “I was burning the candle at both ends, working 70 or more hours a week,” he says. “I knew I needed to take some time to myself. I told my staff I was having a Friday off, making it a long weekend.”
December 17, 2020
Young Leaders

Four key traits for outstanding young leaders

What skills and qualities do leaders need to possess in order to navigate an uncertain world and motivate others along the way? As the latest Finance & Business 2030 Building Resilience webinar made clear, leadership qualities the world needs now are not focused inwards on the self but are directed at others.
December 11, 2020

Spirit to succeed

Sean McGrath CA is Finance Director at Entrepreneurial Scotland, where the path to business success is paved with confidence. He tells Kitty Finstad why being an entrepreneur is as much about attitude as management
December 11, 2020

Board Diversity

by SEAH GEK CHOO WHY IT MATTERS AT THIS TIME Studies have repeatedly shown that increasing diversity is not only the right thing to do for an organisation’s culture, it also leads to better business outcomes. In this article, we explore three key thrusts that are powering the boardroom diversity […]
November 24, 2020
ICAEW Board vacancies

ICAEW needs your help!

ICAEW maintains a number of Boards and Committees to guide our work interacting with regulators, standard setters and legislators. ICAEW are advertising for applicants to join their Technical Boards and Committees in 2021.
November 9, 2020
Leadership Purpose & Ethics - 6 key insights.

Six ways for Chartered Accountants to lead better: key insights from the latest ‘Building Resilience’ webinar

Leadership always matters, but in challenging times it’s more necessary than ever. But the nature of leadership is changing. As the latest ‘Building Resilience’ webinar explored, leadership today is underpinned by a sense of purpose and a clear vision, is guided by a moral compass and doesn’t aim to have all the answers.
October 26, 2020

Mental health and accountancy: removing the stigma

26 October 2020: Chartered Accountant Ben Grant shares his story of the high-stakes, high-stress working life that led to his breakdown, and how opening up to colleagues and friends was a big step in the recovery process. For as long as I can remember, achieving the best results was important […]
October 12, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion for Business and Accountancy Profession

Diversity and inclusion at the workplace have always been important issues with critical implications for businesses, but there is a very real risk that diversity and inclusion practices may now be relegated to the back seat as a strategic priority as businesses confront unprecedented disruptions as a result of Covid-19.
September 29, 2020

Time to show up as leaders

Key insights from the Equality. Diversity. Opportunity. webinar