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Key Insights from the Recover Refocus Rebuild Webinar

For almost two years the pandemic has challenged and changed the way we operate in business, travel and how we live our daily lives. But 2021 has been the year in which protection and resilience have made way for recovery.

Key Insights from the Recover Refocus Rebuild Webinar

For almost two years the pandemic has challenged and changed the way we operate in business, travel and how we live our daily lives. But 2021 has been the year in which protection and resilience have made way for recovery.

Accounting for Climate Change: Why Chartered Accountants can be an influential voice on tackling the climate crisis

In this final in our series of articles, we look at how Chartered Accountants can take a leading role as the world works towards achieving sustainability goals.

Ten takeaways from COP26

Now that the global climate change conference is over, and world leaders and other A-listers have left Glasgow, just how good a COP was it? Here is ICAS’ summary of the top ten takeaways from the climate conference, and our reflections on whether we will look back on COP26 as the defining moment when committed action on climate change became a reality.

ICAEW’s journey to carbon neutrality – start yours now

In quarter three of 2020, ICAEW became the first professional body to achieve carbon neutral status. Our journey started in 2015; we measured, set targets and took small achievable steps to ensure we reduced our impact on climate change.

Wellness

Make self-care a priority

We all experience periods in life that contribute to increased stress levels and anxiousness. Be it exams, a work deadline looming, moments of uncertainty, crisis, or big life events.  However, it is how we cope through life’s ups and downs that is important. Maintaining good wellbeing is a crucial aspect of living that can help us endure and cope with periods of stress instead of floundering or struggling to cope effectively.

Switch-off

Struggling to Switch off?

The summer season is well and truly upon us and many of us will be planning our all-important time off – spending time at home, catching up on life admin or on a staycation.

However, with the lines between work and home now blurred, it can be even more difficult to switch off completely and enjoy a few days of well-deserved rest.

Beyond Accounting: Mental Fitness

Beyond Accounting: Mental Fitness Conference Highlights

Catch some of the top moments with our prestigious speakers at the recent CAW Network USA Beyond Accounting: Mental Fitness conference.

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Does the future of work put you first?

SAICA embraces the call on the accountancy profession to focus increasingly on people.

A people-centric profession will ensure that employees are able to bring their best and authentic selves to the work environment.

Sustainability & SDGs

Recover, Refocus, Rebuild

Key Insights from the Recover Refocus Rebuild Webinar

For almost two years the pandemic has challenged and changed the way we operate in business, travel and how we live our daily lives. But 2021 has been the year in which protection and resilience have made way for recovery.

Building Trust

From Chartered Accountants to change agents

Chartered Accountants now have a mandate to become agents of change in their organisations and in society at large: that was one of the clear conclusions from the ‘Rebuilding Trust’ webinar hosted by Chartered Accountants Worldwide, held to mark the launch of research into financial decision makers’ opinions of the profession.

Why chartered accountants must become climate activists

Why chartered accountants must become climate activists

We all have a part to play in solving this crisis; chartered accountants have a particularly important one

Climate Change

Key Insights from the Recover Refocus Rebuild Webinar

For almost two years the pandemic has challenged and changed the way we operate in business, travel and how we live our daily lives. But 2021 has been the year in which protection and resilience have made way for recovery.

Accounting for climate change

Accounting for Climate Change: Why Chartered Accountants can be an influential voice on tackling the climate crisis

In this final in our series of articles, we look at how Chartered Accountants can take a leading role as the world works towards achieving sustainability goals.

Ten takeaways from COP26

Ten takeaways from COP26

Now that the global climate change conference is over, and world leaders and other A-listers have left Glasgow, just how good a COP was it? Here is ICAS’ summary of the top ten takeaways from the climate conference, and our reflections on whether we will look back on COP26 as the defining moment when committed action on climate change became a reality.

ICAEW’s journey to carbon neutrality - start yours now

ICAEW’s journey to carbon neutrality – start yours now

In quarter three of 2020, ICAEW became the first professional body to achieve carbon neutral status. Our journey started in 2015; we measured, set targets and took small achievable steps to ensure we reduced our impact on climate change.

Digital Disruption

AI

The State of Play of Intelligent Automation in the Finance Function

Advances in intelligent automation (IA) have made it more cost efficient for organisations to adopt. It has taken over many once-mundane tasks within the finance function and allowed employees to take on higher-value tasks. ISCA, AI Singapore and NUS Business School have collaborated to produce a report titled, "The State […]

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Cryptocurrency: accountants look beyond the horizon

Fintech academic and chartered accountant Gavin Brown examines the advancements of the volatile crypto market and outlines what may lie in wait for accountants managing such decentralised currencies.

ISCA-Automation

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.

Covid-19 - Global Recovery

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs

While women entrepreneurs optimistically face the future in order to succeed, we cannot ignore the uneven challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Navigating the new normal

The dire need for frontline expertise from accountants to help businesses survive is critical, especially with companies having seen their cash reserves depleted over the past year.

Most government support programmes have dried up, and this is underscored by internal challenges.

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Four ways accountants can help businesses survive turbulent times

The dire need for frontline expertise from accountants to help businesses survive is critical, especially with companies having seen their cash reserves depleted over the past year.

Most government support programmes have dried up, and this is underscored by internal challenges.

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ICAS President: Why hybrid working and hiring will be the way forward

Moving beyond the one-size-fits-all approach to work will boost both business performance and staff satisfaction, says Bruce Pritchard CA.

Economics

What is preventing another Steinhoff from happening in this country?

Or a Tongaat, an African Bank, an Eskom, an SAA − the list goes on.

It is a question that should be top of mind of those who are employed and are seeking employment, those who have invested hard-earned money in banks and large corporations, and those who are saving for the future, as well as of communities that rely on corporate social expenditure

Uplifting the profession and enhancing audit quality

Among the many recent and upcoming initiatives to enhance audit quality there is one underdog that could really shift the landscape, but will it be soon enough?

Could ISQM 1 be the secret weapon we do not even realise we have?

Ethics

From Chartered Accountants to change agents

Chartered Accountants now have a mandate to become agents of change in their organisations and in society at large: that was one of the clear conclusions from the ‘Rebuilding Trust’ webinar hosted by Chartered Accountants Worldwide, held to mark the launch of research into financial decision makers’ opinions of the profession.

Diversity

Gender Pay Gap and the accountancy profession: time for a rethink?

Figures from the latest gender pay gap report show a narrowing in some sectors, but little overall change from previous years. How has the accountancy profession fared when it comes to closing the gap?

Leadership

Key Insights from the Recover Refocus Rebuild Webinar

For almost two years the pandemic has challenged and changed the way we operate in business, travel and how we live our daily lives. But 2021 has been the year in which protection and resilience have made way for recovery.

Global Trade

6 Contributor Insights from “The Business Case for Doing Good” Webinar

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.