May 16, 2018

New report considers the public interest and accountants’ role in it

What is the public interest, and where does it apply? Does it apply equally in all cases? And how does it apply to the role of accountants? A fascinating longform report from Chartered Accountants Worldwide member ICAEW grapples with these questions.
May 14, 2018

Lights, camera, action!

Technology continues to make advances in almost all aspects of our business and personal lives. And it continues to encourage advances in good governance across the accountancy sector, businesses and public services.
May 1, 2018

Facing short-termism as a CFO

Chief Financial Officers are under increasing pressure to deftly manage short-term expectations from investors and management against wider long-term goals. Andrea Murad asks how today’s CFOs tackle the demand for instant results.
April 24, 2018

Your time to shine…

It’s impossible to work your way through the noise of the internet and uncover the real pearls of wisdom, so we’ve done it for you. In the pages that follow, you will find checklists for the three stages of interview – the planning or preparation stage, the ‘on the day’ stage, and the ‘next steps’ stage.
April 17, 2018

2018: what lies on the horizon

Being a true-blue Singaporean, I love my food. If you ask Singaporeans what their pastime is, they are highly likely to say they enjoy eating. This is not surprising given that eating is Singapore’s favourite national pastime.
April 10, 2018

Firms not engaged with SDGs, says PwC

As many as two in five businesses are failing to meaningfully engage with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to new research from PwC
April 3, 2018

The ASEAN edge

The bright lights and glamorous image of cities such as London, New York and Tokyo often lure young professionals seeking an overseas work experience. However, those with an astute sensitivity to the changing winds in the business world will know that a stint within the ASEAN region will be no less enriching to their careers.
March 27, 2018

Sustain business by sustaining society

Today, global society demands that organisations do well by doing good – make profits while sustaining society. It’s an expectation driven by global financial crises, savvy millennials, the effect of digital technologies on freeing the flow of information and more.
March 20, 2018

Your 10-point plan to tackle internal fraud and corruption

There are specific requirements all organisations should note in their formulation of a sound foundation for managing fraud and corruption risks. Such a foundation requires augmentation in respect of organisation-specific environments.
March 13, 2018

Crime and accountants – the rules get tougher

Accountants be warned. In a new tougher anti-crime climate, Australian authorities have made it clear that accountants will be fined and prosecuted for being knowingly concerned in misdealings carried out by their clients – especially those which underpay workers.