November 27, 2017

SAICA: Supplementary material related to Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR)

The new NOCLAR provisions affect all PAs, whether in public practice providing (any) professional services to clients, or whether in business carrying out professional activities for an employing organisation.
November 14, 2017

The Regulator of 2030: regulating our digital future

This paper explores the rapidly changing landscape brought about by technology and how it undermines many of the barriers that protect public authority. We examine the readiness of regulators in 2030 and beyond.
October 21, 2017

What if the workplace was a place of joy?

Richard Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc.: How we Built a Workplace People Love, explains his management style to Ricardo Semler. For most people, “joy” isn’t the word that springs to mind when they think of software development [...]
October 17, 2017

How accountancy firms can retain the best talent

A third of qualified accountants say they plan to change jobs next year. So how can you make sure you hang on to your best staff? Rachel Willcox outlines a retention strategy. Your business is only as good as the people you employ [...]
October 3, 2017

Getting to grips with audit quality

The accounting regulator is calling on firms to improve their audit quality control procedures. But what is audit quality and how do stakeholders know if a quality audit has been delivered? Caroline Biebuyck reports.
September 26, 2017
Sustainable Development Goals Report

Sustainable Development Goals – New approach that aligns with doing business

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – A report has been published by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and ICAS, in partnership with the Green Economy Coalition outlining a new approach that supports businesses looking to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs as part of [...]
September 19, 2017

An overview of accounting enforcement in Europe

Financial reporting plays an essential role in securing and maintaining investors’ confidence in financial markets. It is now universally accepted that effective financial reporting depends on the rigorous and consistent enforcement of high quality standards.
September 5, 2017

The expert witness

Accountants are increasingly requested to provide expert evidence in court. This often involves cases regarding consequential loss of various kinds, business valuations, marital separations and opinions as to what is – or is not – professional competence. But do you really understand the role […]
August 22, 2017

Tools and techniques of the predictive practice

What if you could harness technology to see into the future? Welcome to the 'predictive practice'. There are four key pillars that inform the development of the predictive practice to help reconfigure today’s accounting work for an online world.
August 8, 2017

Two-speed economies: how do they work?

How does a two-speed economy work in a global economy? We look at some of the best examples. A 'two-speed economy' occurs where one sector of industry or business grows at a much more rapid rate than another [...]