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Sky’s the limit

Some small- and medium-sized accounting firms around the world have accelerated their move into tasks and activities less susceptible to automation. They tell Nicky Burridge about the new services they offer and how the cloud is a crucial tool when making the transition to advisory. A Sydney pub company employed a full-time bookkeeper who spent… Read More Sky’s the limit

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Creating the business case for cloud computing

Theo Lynn and Pierangelo Rosati explain the important role Chartered Accountants can play in helping organisations build the business case for the cloud. We are in the throes of a major transition. Social media, big data, mobile and connected devices are driving business and society to an internet-of-everything where everyone and everything is increasingly connected.… Read More Creating the business case for cloud computing

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How to lead effective meetings

by Cecilia Yam Meetings are always named as the top time waster in the office. However, that is largely due to how they are conducted. When conducted effectively, meetings disseminate valuable information, increase workplace communication, and boost morale and productivity. In the last year, the Institute’s Practice Review Committee reviewed and discussed over 200 practice… Read More How to lead effective meetings

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Are the chickens coming home to roost?

By Trevor Wilson #MeToo has the potential
 to substantially disrupt the attitudes that have been forbidden topics of discussion in corporate Canada. I have been aware of sexual harassment in the workplace for many years. Much of it shows up in reviewing employee attitude surveys that ask whether employees have either witnessed or experienced harassment… Read More Are the chickens coming home to roost?

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“Like” is not enough

By Lisa van de Geyn Brands are spending more and more on social media in the hope that it will lead to greater exposure and increased sales. But is the payoff worth the investment? Sixty-year-old actress Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Her death came at the end of what was deemed a… Read More “Like” is not enough

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Brexit: the time has come for clarity

The provisional agreement thrashed out between the UK and European Union in December does not do enough to clarify what the transition to Brexit will mean for business. That is the verdict of nearly seven out 10 Chartered Accountants in the latest ICAS Brexit Tracker survey. The survey asked respondents whether they found the provisional… Read More Brexit: the time has come for clarity