"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." - Einstein, with the uncanny future insight for which he was widely renowned, encapsulated the dichotomy that currently faces the accounting profession.
Across the world, reserves of cash are dwindling. In some countries, mobile and contactless payments are more the norm than traditional legal tender. Oliver Griffin explores whether or not we are destined for a fully cashless future.
The world of work is changing, driven by technological change. The professional services sector frequently leads the way in adopting new and sometimes disruptive workplace technologies. They disrupt partly because they affect workplace behaviours and how humans interact with the technology.
After spending five years in Germany, Dennis Tan returned east in 2012 to take up the role of CFO for DHL Express Asia Pacific in Hong Kong for a move he describes as “a bit of a homecoming”. “It allowed me to reflect on how incredible the growth in this region has been with the company having solidified its leading market position in Asia in 2011 with 40 percent market share,” he says.
Do forensic accountants have a role to play in investigating cybercrime? Rachel Richardson ACA and Paul Kelly ACA consider the forensic accountant’s skillset against the backdrop of this new and rapidly growing type of fraud.
According to an article published by Forbes about the world’s greatest leaders research shows that in order to lead and do business in the modern era leaders need to exemplify a new model of leadership.