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Four ways Chartered Accountants can boost mental wellbeing in the workplace

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, CAW had a virtual sit down with Mental Fitness champion Jonny Jacobs. Often, mental health is not a subject that finance professionals talk about, but it is now time for this to change.

In this article Jonny details the steps you can take to shine a spotlight on this topic in your business, whilst also outlining steps which you can take to help both yours and others’ mental wellbeing. 

Intelligent Automation

Enterprises, in their endeavours to accelerate digital transformation, have been increasingly adopting smart automation technologies to enhance business performance and process efficiency, and also to reduce costs.

Audit and an Evolving Financial Reporting Ecosystem

The debate about responsible reporting has not been sidelined by the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, the future of audit, and how it should adapt to changing stakeholder demands, has only grown in importance as financial reporting ecosystem participants consider how to deliver reporting that provides insights for businesses and investors to recover and thrive.

Chartered Accountants checklist for small businesses impacted by natural disasters

This checklist can be used by members in Australia impacted by natural disasters or to help them better advise clients who have been impacted.

Accountants no longer can afford to ignore climate risk

Significant developments bring climate risk further into the domain of accountants

Wellness

Four ways Chartered Accountants can boost mental wellbeing in the workplace

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, CAW had a virtual sit down with Mental Fitness champion Jonny Jacobs. Often, mental health is not a subject that finance professionals talk about, but it is now time for this to change.

In this article Jonny details the steps you can take to shine a spotlight on this topic in your business, whilst also outlining steps which you can take to help both yours and others’ mental wellbeing. 

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Gain an hour a day and take back your life

Seneca said: “People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as comes to squandering time, they are true most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.”

productivity

Habits to boost your productivity

As unbelievable as it may be, we are well into 2021 and it doesn’t seem like life is going to slow down any time soon. But what if your new year’s goal was to try to reduce your stress this year, asks Helene Vermaak, business director at corporate cultural experts The Human Edge 

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Remote working part 3: the lack of ‘real life’

Whilst some have thrived on the flexibility of remote working, many have not had the same experience. This is, of course, a huge subject but through my work with finance professionals over the past few months, I’ve found that during this latest lockdown even the most confident people are starting to have doubts creeping in.

Sustainability & SDGs

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Chartered Accountants checklist for small businesses impacted by natural disasters

This checklist can be used by members in Australia impacted by natural disasters or to help them better advise clients who have been impacted.

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Accountants no longer can afford to ignore climate risk

Significant developments bring climate risk further into the domain of accountants

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People, planet and the corporate balance sheet

Can accountants link profit and the fate of our planet? Corporate reporting could help shift us to a low-emissions economy.

Digital Disruption

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Intelligent Automation

Enterprises, in their endeavours to accelerate digital transformation, have been increasingly adopting smart automation technologies to enhance business performance and process efficiency, and also to reduce costs.

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Why are accountants and auditors so hesitant to embrace new technologies?

We explore some of the reasons for the lack of adoption of emerging technologies in the assurance space.

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Evolving Conversations

At the rate that technology is evolving and how we’re seemingly unfazed by almost every new product and feature that today’s tech giants roll out, one would be led to think that when thrust into a “Covid-19 world”, we’d be perfectly at home with it. Well, not quite.

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Evolving Conversations

At the rate that technology is evolving and how we’re seemingly unfazed by almost every new product and feature that today’s tech giants roll out, one would be led to think that when thrust into a “Covid-19 world”, we’d be perfectly at home with it. Well, not quite.

Mental Health

Businesses need meaningful benefits to battle mental health emergency

In 2019/20, stress, depression and anxiety accounted for 51% of work-related ill health cases, according to new HSE research.

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ISCA Practitioners Conference 2020

The Conference, which highlighted the changing audit and business landscape, and the challenges brought about by the pandemic, also discussed the strategies that practitioners could adopt to build up their resilience for tomorrow.

In the brighter future when historians write about the Covid-19 crisis, it will hopefully be, for the audit profession, a tale of human ingenuity and adaptability.

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Disclosures and Risk Management

Trends, Gaps and Best Practices

The latest Singapore Governance and Transparency Index (SGTI) study, released in August 2020, showed that although Singapore-listed entities had improved overall, there are still many gaps that require urgent improvement, especially in the area of risk management disclosures.

Economics

Audit and an Evolving Financial Reporting Ecosystem

The debate about responsible reporting has not been sidelined by the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, the future of audit, and how it should adapt to changing stakeholder demands, has only grown in importance as financial reporting ecosystem participants consider how to deliver reporting that provides insights for businesses and investors to recover and thrive.

5 key areas to test when building an effective external audit plan

Auditors today are working in an exceptionally complex and ever-evolving industry. In an environment where there is pressure to add more value with fewer people and less time, auditors are challenged to discover more risks, audit more areas, more frequently, and uncover fraud for their clients.

Ethics

Auditing Profession in Peril

If the audit profession in South Africa is serious about restoring trust it will need to reassert the primacy of professional scepticism and independence. There needs to be a balance between radical thinking and practical solutions. Greater clarity and transparency in the profession will ultimately result in a regime that allows auditors to better assess, assure and inform. Only then can real change come about.

Diversity

Dr. Caroline McGroary ACA on women’s education in Saudi Arabia

We asked Caroline about her experiences of educating women in Saudi Arabia and the impact of this work. We also asked about her motivation for joining the Irish FinBiz2030 taskforce and what she hopes to bring to this group.

Leadership

Finance for the Future awards: entries now open

The window is now open for entries to ICAEW’s Finance for the Future awards, which recognise financial leadership in building sustainable economies.

Global Trade

#FinBiz 2030 ‘Building Resilience’ online series: The Business Case for Doing Good

Over 1,500 people from 96 countries joined first #FinBiz 2030 online series of 2021 to learn more about the business case for the sustainable development agenda.

The webinar was an opportunity to hear from leaders who have innovated responsible business solutions, and contributed to a changing culture around positive impact.