Ethics / Insight

September 12, 2019

E-Payments and cashless societies (part 1)

Most people are very familiar with the benefits of a cashless society by now. Hardly a day passes without the media around the world reminding readers of how e-payments can bring about a decrease in the transaction costs that are associated with the handling of cash, or how businesses can gain consumer insights from data collected from e-payment transactions.
September 5, 2019

Combating white-collar crime?

White-collar crimes are increasingly sophisticated and transnational. The nature and scale of recent cases have been mind-boggling. In April 2018, forensic accountants from RSM Corporate Advisory highlighted issues involving possible roundtripping transactions, fabrication and alteration of transaction documents, as well as possible fraudulent and erroneous claims under the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) tax scheme, with the involvement of senior company officers at a local listed company, Trek 2000 International.
March 12, 2019

Report examines the benefits and pitfalls of trust

The move away from face-to-face contact is damaging trust in the delivery of professional services, not technology.
October 29, 2018
Sarah Dixon

A day in the life: Sarah Dixon

Sarah Dixon, financial controller of the Aga Khan Foundation, tells Raymond Doherty about making the move to the international development sector, and why she loves being out in the field
October 22, 2018

Machiavelli Inc: are corporations psychopaths?

Corporations are legal, but it’s hard to consider them moral. A philosopher asks whether they should be thought of as psychopaths.
October 16, 2018

Client monies: proceed with caution

Money makes the world go round, but it can land chartered accountants in hot water when the cash belongs to clients.
October 10, 2018

Charity Fraud Awareness Week

Fraud is a serious threat to every organisation, charities included. With reported fraud increasing at an alarming rate it is vital for charities of all shapes and sizes to protect their income and assets by building strong defences.
October 9, 2018

Spotlight on ethics: accountability for auditors

Current levels of fraud and corruption in South Africa have resulted in calls for greater transparency and accountability by businesses. Transparency reporting is an opportunity for audit firms to demonstrate their commitment to audit quality.
October 2, 2018

Tackling white-collar crime

With the Criminal Justice Act 2018 now coming into force, what is required to protect your organisation’s integrity and reputation?
September 25, 2018

New Ethics Guide For Charities and Not-For-Profits

Chartered Accountants Ireland announced the launch of a new “Concise Guide of Ethics and Governance for the Charity and Not-for-Profit Sector”