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China tax, changing ways

A packed ballroom at the InterContinental Hotel proves that taxation is both important and inevitable. The Hong Kong Institute of CPAs held its annual China tax conference on 11 May to provide the much needed answers to questions regarding the recent changes to the tax regimes in the Mainland. William Chan, Convenor of the China… Read More China tax, changing ways

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Landing the job

Managing the finances of one of the world’s busiest airports is no easy task. William Lo, the Airport Authority’s Executive Director of Finance, tells Kate Whitehead about the major projects he is involved in and how his skills as a CPA help secure the city’s superior connectivity. William Lo, Executive Director of Finance at Airport… Read More Landing the job

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Lessons from a finance system implementation

SweetTree Home Care Services faced a number of key decisions and challenges in upgrading accounting software to accommodate growth. Here’s what it learned. By Sarah Ghosh, FCMA, CGMA In the summer of 2018, SweetTree Home Care Services came to a crossroads. For nearly 15 years, SweetTree had built a successful business providing high-quality care and… Read More Lessons from a finance system implementation

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Can finance and sustainability go together?

In the first of a four-part series, Kate van der Merwe considers the interplay between Finance and sustainability against a backdrop of increasingly extreme weather events. I love the sound of rain and the fresh release as it makes way for breaking sunshine (on those days that it does make way!) So it is hard to… Read More Can finance and sustainability go together?

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Playing shop

The Mercosur agreement pushes buttons in terms of market and political sensitivity way beyond its substance. By Brian Keegan The French call it ‘jouer á la marchand’; our children might call it ‘playing shop’. No matter where they’re from, kids learn the principles of exchange and barter, and the benefits of gang membership through play.… Read More Playing shop

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Blockchain: what does it mean for audit?

Nowadays, everyone is talking about blockchain. But what could it mean for auditors? Does the availability of unchangeable, verified information reduce the need for auditing – or just shift the focus of the auditor’s responsibilities? This article focuses on the analysis of blockchain, its use for financial and operational information and the potential impact that… Read More Blockchain: what does it mean for audit?