January 10, 2022
what to expect from 2022

What to expect from 2022 – Part 2

January 10, 2022
what to expect from 2022

What to expect from 2022 – Part 1

January 4, 2022

Takeaways from the ICAS webinar on The Production and Consumption of Information on Intangibles

Marie Gardner highlights key points from the recent ICAS intangibles webinar. Participants from across Europe attended an ICAS webinar on intangibles, held in partnership with the University of Ferrara, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS).
January 4, 2022

Robert Galbraith CA on how theme-park giant Merlin weathered the pandemic

Diligence, resilience and diversity are the holy trinity when faced with a global crisis. Robert Galbraith CA, Head of Finance at Merlin Entertainments Japan, tells Nick Scott how the theme-park giant weathered the storm to get hearts racing again
January 4, 2022

Lord Michael Hastings on improving corporate citizenship

Lord Michael Hastings tells Laurence Eastham how far business has come in recognising its responsibilities to society – but why the journey has really only just begun. Business has incorporated a new language. It’s one that gives values and purpose equal rank alongside revenue and profit. And it’s a shift that reflects a growing consensus that the priv09ate sector must exist to serve planet and society, rather than solely shareholders. Profit still carries critical importance, but it is no longer king.
January 4, 2022

Baroness Lane Fox on digitalisation, accessibility and equality

Digitalisation is supercharging business practice, but it must not happen at the expense of accessibility and equality, Baroness Lane Fox tells Laurence Eastham. Baroness Martha Lane Fox is one of the UK’s leading voices in technology and digital transformation. It’s a reputation that has been well earned, not only from co-founding Lastminute.com in 1998, but also from a decade’s worth of public service. From 2009 to 2013, she was the UK’s digital champion, creating the Government Digital Service that sits within the Cabinet Office.
January 4, 2022

‘Ethical leadership is vital as technology advances’ says accountancy bodies and IESBA

ICAS, CPA Canada, IESBA and IFAC release second publication in series exploring ethics in an era of complexity and digital change: 'Technology is a double-edged sword with both opportunities and challenges for the accountancy profession' As technology advances and the world becomes more complex, the professional accountant’s skills and competencies, underpinned by ethics and recognising their public interest responsibility, are critical in navigating new challenges and opportunities and ensuring trust in the profession.
January 4, 2022

Ask ICAS – a year of expertise on-demand

Throughout 2021, the Ask ICAS webinar series delivered the briefings to keep your technical expertise where it needs to be. Review the highlights of the year and catch up on any episodes you missed.
January 4, 2022

How can technology affect your mental health?

Bupa explain some of the ways that too much technology could affect your mental health and share their top tips to help you get the balance just right. Whether you’re using the latest accounting software or ordering a last-minute birthday gift, it’s hard to remember a time when technology didn’t make everyday life that little bit easier. This has been particularly true over the last 18 months. During the pandemic, technology helped us to stay connected with loved ones, continue working remotely and discover the best recipe for lockdown banana bread.
December 17, 2021

Tackling Blue Monday

As we approach Blue Monday, we are conscious of those in our profession who may be struggling with their mental health. Here, Chartered Accountants Ireland’s wellbeing hub, Thrive, has compiled a list of tips to help you tackle those January blues.