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Accounting for Climate Change: How our members engage with governments & regulators on climate action

Tackling the climate crisis is a joint effort, which is why Chartered Accountants Worldwide member institutes are working closely with governments and regulators in their respective countries to help the push towards achieving sustainability goals.

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?

Principles versus rules in professional ethics

By adopting a principles-based code, SAICA requires all its members to apply professional judgement at all times to identify, evaluate and address threats to professional accountants’ compliance with the fundamental principles of ethics.

These principles determine the standard of behaviour that the public can expect of members of the profession, and adhering to the code would restore public trust in the profession

Never accept the unacceptable

We have been fortunate that through some of the worst times in recent history we have had the opportunity to witness some of the best responses by people.

However, doing good should not be a knee-jerk response to something bad.

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.

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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

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Beyond boundaries

ICAS Deputy President Indy Hothi CA says his work at Khalsa Aid International is just one example of how accountants can use their skills to support their chosen causes.

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Key Insights from ‘Building Resilience’: Sustainability & Innovation

Leaders within Nigeria and beyond featured in the third #FinBiz2030 Building Resilience online series of 2021.

Over 1,600 finance and business professionals from around the world joined the live webinar which sought to address the local and global perspectives on the shared challenges we all face to build a better future.

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One year since the launch of the first Green Finance Education Charter

June 2021 marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Green Finance Education Charter.

The first of its kind, the Charter commits its twelve signatories to integrate green and sustainable finance principles into their education and training programmes.

Climate Change

Accounting for Climate Change: How our members engage with governments & regulators on climate action

Tackling the climate crisis is a joint effort, which is why Chartered Accountants Worldwide member institutes are working closely with governments and regulators in their respective countries to help the push towards achieving sustainability goals.

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Accounting for climate change: our members respond

One of the most urgent issues of our time, the climate crisis is spurring a response among businesses everywhere – and Chartered Accountants Worldwide member institutes are contributing to the global effort.

We surveyed our member institutes to find out what practical steps they are taking to tackle climate change and sustainability. This is the first of a five-part series of articles where we outline our members’ responses.

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Key Insights from ‘Building Resilience’: Sustainability & Innovation

Leaders within Nigeria and beyond featured in the third #FinBiz2030 Building Resilience online series of 2021.

Over 1,600 finance and business professionals from around the world joined the live webinar which sought to address the local and global perspectives on the shared challenges we all face to build a better future.

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ICAEW helps shape Charter for Climate Action for professional bodies

ICAEW is among eight professional institutions that have shaped a new Charter for Climate Action, a commitment to support members in prioritising the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

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.

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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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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

Principles versus rules in professional ethics

By adopting a principles-based code, SAICA requires all its members to apply professional judgement at all times to identify, evaluate and address threats to professional accountants’ compliance with the fundamental principles of ethics.

These principles determine the standard of behaviour that the public can expect of members of the profession, and adhering to the code would restore public trust in the profession

Diversity

How can you encourage neurodiversity in your organisation?

Neurodiverse teams bring together people with different ways of thinking. Chartered accountants can help to monitor and report on the success of recruitment and retention policies. Empathy and strategic thinking, the ability to multitask, creativity and analytic prowess – on paper at least, these traits would suggest that a candidate […]

Leadership

Never accept the unacceptable

We have been fortunate that through some of the worst times in recent history we have had the opportunity to witness some of the best responses by people.

However, doing good should not be a knee-jerk response to something bad.

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.