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The basics of business etiquette

Poor etiquette could lead to lost business, so here are our business etiquette essentials. By Orla Brosnan Etiquette may seem like an antiquated, old-fashioned idea with many thinking of business etiquette as simply knowing which fork to use at a business lunch. Modern business etiquette, however, has an important and relevant role to play in… Read More The basics of business etiquette

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The default solution for world trade

Would World Trade Organisation trading rules cause even more headaches for the UK? It’s certainly possible… By Crona Brady Should all other trade arrangements fail, setting tariffs and quotas under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) trading model might prove tricky for the UK. There have been a host of uncertainties throughout the Brexit process, but… Read More The default solution for world trade

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The rise of integrated reporting

Corporate reporting needs to adapt to economic reality and stakeholder expectations. Could integrated reporting be the solution? By Brendan Sheridan Integrated reporting (IR) represents “an umbrella report for an organisation’s broad suite of reports and communications, enabling greater interconnectedness between different reports – the way to achieve a more coherent corporate reporting system, fulfilling the… Read More The rise of integrated reporting

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Automating accounting

Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence that excels at using data to find patterns and make predictions. George W. Russell takes a look at how this rapidly evolving technology is shaking up business – including the accounting sector – and how it will dramatically change roles within firms. By George W. Russell Any car owner… Read More Automating accounting

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Partner with potential

Collaboration between the public and private sectors could greatly enhance the lives of those working in Northern Ireland. It is a time of uncertainty for Northern Ireland. It is not controversial to suggest that this isn’t particularly helpful in terms of growing our economy, creating jobs or providing the best possible public services for our… Read More Partner with potential

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One giant leap for finance in the civil service

Leading the transformation of the civil service finance function is a challenge, but one worth taking on, explains Connie Costello On 30 September 2016, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform announced that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform had taken a significant step towards the modernisation of Government financial management administration. The Government… Read More One giant leap for finance in the civil service