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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 [...]