Economics / Insight

October 26, 2020

How Brazil Helped Realise the Entrepreneurial Dreams of Mark Spiers CA

Mark Spiers CA was destined to be an entrepreneur, just not in the way he had imagined. Rachel Ingram discovers how moving to Brazil helped the GrupoFabri CEO make his dream a reality.
October 12, 2020

Technological Impact on Finance Functions and Job Redesign

The current economic fallout has caused much uncertainty for companies all over the world. To thrive in the “new normal”, companies need to accelerate their business transformation efforts to enhance their competitive capabilities as well as capture and deliver greater value. This will involve undertaking job redesign to better align roles with the changing business environment; at the same time, the workforce must also adapt quickly to stay competitive.
October 12, 2020

Using Data Analytics in a Financial Statements Audit

Technology leverage has been all the rage in recent times as businesses, and even entire industries, seek to fend off disruptors and/or chase growth. For the audit industry, data analytics has been touted as a potential game-changer as the profession seeks to innovate its way to more effective audits in the face of mounting expectations, business complexity and volume of transactions.
September 17, 2020
mergers and aquisitions

Forensic Data Analytics: No Longer Just a Supplementary Tool

While the current outlook in the region may seem grim, the trends that are emerging – and accelerating – give us a glimpse of different opportunities in different sectors that can lift businesses out of survival into recovery, and eventually to thrive post-Covid-19.
September 17, 2020

Forensic Data Analytics: No Longer Just a Supplementary Tool

When it comes to tax investigations, the most common picture we have will be of tax officers sieving through stacks of physical documents, manually searching for red flags of potential tax fraud. While that may have been the case 10 to 15 years ago, the nature of tax investigation has evolved.
September 1, 2020

Old money, new thinking

Twenty-eight years into its fourth century, Coutts is a private bank and wealth manager with serious heritage. How does it remain relevant in the age of fintech disruption? Culture, innovation and a laser focus on customers experience, Chris Tilley CA tells Kitty Finstad
July 28, 2020
tools of finance

Can the tools of finance build back better?

In an in-depth article published on the World Economic Forum, ICAEW Chief Executive and CAW Chairman, Michael Izza highlights the role that chartered accountants have played in past economic crises and how they are now  working as “business-first responders”, keeping the economy going in its direst moment and channelling the […]
July 19, 2020

Connectivity is the key to recovery

We have the opportunity to improve business infrastructure through technology that, in turn, will enable companies and employees to do their jobs more effectively and be more productive.
June 30, 2020

Singapore’s restructuring and insolvency landscape

The new Singapore Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (IRDA) was passed by the Singapore Parliament on 1 October 2018 but has yet to come into force.
June 26, 2020
Financial reporting in a time of crisis

Financial reporting in a time of crisis

26 June 2020: ICAEW CEO Michael Izza explains the importance of going concern for auditing the effects of COVID-19, and how the Institute is supporting members with new resources. This is a time when businesses face the double challenge of not only struggling – indeed surviving – from day-to-day, but […]