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Powerful ways accountants can volunteer

Employing their professional talents to make a difference outside work, ICAEW members are supporting myriad non-profits and worthy causes. David Adams outlines how accountants can use their powers for good. Accountancy plays a positive role in society, helping clients manage their finances and businesses effectively and ensuring the right amount of tax is paid on… Read More Powerful ways accountants can volunteer

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How to cope with peak season

Philip Watkins, Naturopath at Integrated Medicine Institute in Hong Kong, on how to take a preventive approach to managing stress, and why going out after work is a good idea. Managing stress is nothing new in Hong Kong. With long work hours and high-pressure situations commonplace, Hongkongers were recently found to be the fifth most… Read More How to cope with peak season

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5 steps to a more inclusive organisation

Stigma is a major cause of workplace discrimination in the UK and beyond. It affects a wide range of social groups including, for example: people who are HIV positive, those with mental health issues, disabled people, those from certain social backgrounds, single parents, ex-offenders, older workers, the homeless, those who society considers to be overweight,… Read More 5 steps to a more inclusive organisation

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Surviving the public trust crisis

By Sally Rose and Nina Hendy Levels of trust have crashed, but accountants can play a big role in healing public faith in business and the finance sector. The business community generally, and the financial services sector especially, is in the grip of a worldwide trust crisis. But while accountants remain relatively unscathed – at… Read More Surviving the public trust crisis

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Shaping the future of audit

Mike McKeon and Michelle Mullen discuss the latest proposals for audit reform and what impact they will have on the profession. Last December, far-reaching proposals for reform in the audit market and in the governance of audit and accounting were published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the working group under Sir John… Read More Shaping the future of audit

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The birth of tax legislation

By Tarryn Atkinson CA(SA) SARS is both the administrator and implementor of tax legislation in what can be a lengthy process. While many people anticipate and focus on the budget delivered in February each year by the incumbent Minister of Finance, the legislative process itself begins much earlier. National Treasury is the custodian of tax… Read More The birth of tax legislation