Leadership

March 4, 2021

Taking the flexible route to Chartered Accountancy

In this short, special series, we speak to members about the flexible route to Chartered Accountancy and how it has shaped their careers. In this first episode, we speak to the experts in Chartered Accountants Ireland about a recent announcement from the Head of Education Delivery, the benefits of the flexible route and what it means for employers.
March 3, 2021
Mental Health

Businesses need meaningful benefits to battle mental health emergency

In 2019/20, stress, depression and anxiety accounted for 51% of work-related ill health cases, according to new HSE research.
February 24, 2021
Finance for the Future Awards 2021

Finance for the Future Awards 2021

We are looking for examples of good practice that could be transformational in building a sustainable organisation, while highlighting the role the finance function plays in innovation and integrated thinking.
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.
February 4, 2021
Change maker

Changemaker: A kinder magic

As Chief of Staff for the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Claire Harbron CA acts as an operational linchpin in the world’s fifth-largest philanthropic organisation – an undertaking that is demanding, emotionally charged and endlessly rewarding. The alleviation of acute malnutrition in Nigeria; establishing decarbonisation programmes in India; the treatment of billions at risk of infection from parasitic worms: it’s not hyperbolic to suggest that the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) addresses many of the weightiest and most fundamental issues confronting humanity.
January 8, 2021

ISCA Practitioners Conference 2020

The Conference, which highlighted the changing audit and business landscape, and the challenges brought about by the pandemic, also discussed the strategies that practitioners could adopt to build up their resilience for tomorrow. In the brighter future when historians write about the Covid-19 crisis, it will hopefully be, for the audit profession, a tale of human ingenuity and adaptability.
January 8, 2021

Jonny Jacobs CA on keeping your balance

The great lockdown is not just an economic problem – it could also be a mental health one. Jonny Jacobs CA talks through what you can do to keep your mind fighting fit.
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 13, 2020

SIACA Sustainable Development Goals 2020 Report

SA’s Chartered Accountancy Profession working towards the SDGs The 2020 SA’s Chartered Accountancy Profession and the UN SDGs Report illustrates not just the unique challenges posed by the SDGs on both a global and local front, but also celebrates the unique contributions of individuals and companies as they pertain to the Global Goals.
December 11, 2020
stay-agile

6 steps to staying agile in 2021

The challenges of the new year will look mightily familiar. ICAS President Catherine Burnet CA outlines how rethinking the lessons of the pandemic will help CAs boost the fledgling recovery. The ending of one year and the beginning of another always brings fresh hope that things are about to change for the better. And while many will be eager to say goodbye to 2020 – a year that will be remembered for unprecedented disruption and uncertainty – the hard work is not over yet.