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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.