October 14, 2021
Gender pay gap

Gender Pay Gap and the accountancy profession: time for a rethink?

Figures from the latest gender pay gap report show a narrowing in some sectors, but little overall change from previous years. How has the accountancy profession fared when it comes to closing the gap?
October 5, 2021

Delegate Insights from the One Young World Summit 2021

This summer three of Chartered Accountants Worldwide’s brightest talents attended the 2021 One Young World Summit in Munich, Germany. So how was the experience and what did they learn?
October 5, 2021
Accounting for climate change

Accounting for Climate Change: How Chartered Accountants Worldwide members are raising awareness of climate change

In the third of our four part series of articles, we highlight what practical steps Chartered Accountants Worldwide member institutes are taking to tackle the burning issue of climate change and sustainability.
September 16, 2021

What is preventing another Steinhoff from happening in this country?

Or a Tongaat, an African Bank, an Eskom, an SAA − the list goes on. It is a question that should be top of mind of those who are employed and are seeking employment, those who have invested hard-earned money in banks and large corporations, and those who are saving for the future, as well as of communities that rely on corporate social expenditure
September 16, 2021

Uplifting the profession and enhancing audit quality

Among the many recent and upcoming initiatives to enhance audit quality there is one underdog that could really shift the landscape, but will it be soon enough? Could ISQM 1 be the secret weapon we do not even realise we have?
September 16, 2021

Principles versus rules in professional ethics

By adopting a principles-based code, SAICA requires all its members to apply professional judgement at all times to identify, evaluate and address threats to professional accountants’ compliance with the fundamental principles of ethics. These principles determine the standard of behaviour that the public can expect of members of the profession, and adhering to the code would restore public trust in the profession
September 15, 2021

Never accept the unacceptable

We have been fortunate that through some of the worst times in recent history we have had the opportunity to witness some of the best responses by people. However, doing good should not be a knee-jerk response to something bad.
September 15, 2021

Breaking the millennial intrapreneurial mould

Compulsive job-hopper, sense of entitlement, little time for experienced colleagues – sound familiar? These are the three main stereotypes used for millennials in the workplace.
September 15, 2021

The auditing profession – Where to next?

Our views in this article are to large extent based on our involvement in high-profile cases involving the prosecution of professional misconduct allegations levelled against auditors Several auditing and accounting scandals in recent years − most notably in relation to African Bank, Steinhoff and Tongaat Hulett − undoubtedly had a […]
September 1, 2021
climate action

Accounting for Climate Change: How our members engage with governments & regulators on climate action

Tackling the climate crisis is a joint effort, which is why Chartered Accountants Worldwide member institutes are working closely with governments and regulators in their respective countries to help the push towards achieving sustainability goals.