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Conducting your career audit

If you want a change in your career this year, it’s best to first take stock of where you are before you can figure out where you want to go. According to recent figures from survey of registered attendees to a November Jobs Expo, 45% of respondents are employed but unhappy and looking to change roles.… Read More Conducting your career audit

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Making nature count

Natural capital accounting is a way of measuring a company’s impact on the environment. Nicky Burridge looks at the benefits and challenges of putting a “value” on natural resources. Think of a mining company that extracts copper ore from land it has rights to, and turns this ore into a product, which it then sells.… Read More Making nature count

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How Slave-Free Alliance helps protect business from slavery and human trafficking

ICAS is working with Hope for Justice, a global non-profit organisation which aims to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Hope for Justice provides training in how to spot the signs of modern slavery and how to respond. It works with the police and other agencies to rescue victims of modern slavery and then restore and… Read More How Slave-Free Alliance helps protect business from slavery and human trafficking

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New technologies set to power an audit

By Shaaheen Tar-Mahomed We are seeing rapid digitisation of our society and our lives, where everything creates data. More data was produced in 2017 than in the previous 5,000 years of humanity.[1] New and disruptive technologies are emerging at a rapid pace. Blockchain, the cloud, robotic process automation (RPA), digital labour, machine learning, deep learning,… Read More New technologies set to power an audit

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Are accountants ethically aware?

A new research project has uncovered the extent to which professional accountants are exposed to unethical activity. The question of ethical or moral awareness of professionals is an important one, given that such awareness opens the door to ethical decision-making. Decisions made by accountants and other professionals are frequently made on a morally blind basis… Read More Are accountants ethically aware?

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Digitalisation of tax: international perspectives (2019 edition)

Find out how digital technology been utilised by international tax administrators to reduce costs and improve compliance and tax yields, while crucially assessing the future challenges these economies face. In particular, in this updated 2019 version, we synthesises a holistic review of the processes of digitalisation: the needs of the different stakeholders, the tools and… Read More Digitalisation of tax: international perspectives (2019 edition)