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16/06/2017
by GAA Accounting
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Blockchain: a ledger you can bank on

While bitcoin attracted negative publicity in its early days, virtual currency networks such as blockchain and Ethereum have the potential to change the world. By Emmet Kelly Picture the scene: a locker room with an infinite number of lockers in … Continue reading

16/06/2017
by GAA Accounting
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Leading from the front

By Ros O’Shea Following a decade or more of high-profile cases of corporate corruption, society’s trust in business leaders to ‘do the right thing’ has reached an all-time low. Stakeholders are now demanding that companies and their leaders restore that … Continue reading

16/06/2017
by GAA Accounting
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A changing and challenging landscape

The Institute’s regulatory and disciplinary function is central to maintaining trust and integrity in who we are and what we do. The regulatory landscape faced by the profession has changed beyond recognition over the last two decades. For Chartered Accountants … Continue reading

28/04/2017
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Diversity…is it good for business, really?

Diversity and inclusion initiatives have gained a lot of traction throughout Ireland’s corporate landscape. But do they add tangible value for organisations? EY’s Olivia McEvoy reports. Although accountants might not be able to bring themselves to agree, it can seem … Continue reading

28/04/2017
by GAA Accounting
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The audit of the future

As technology fundamentally changes the nature of the audit, how can auditors use technology to enhance the way they analyse information? Eoin MacManus reports. Our future is characterised by unparalleled organisational and informational complexity, with corporate and business reporting evolving … Continue reading

28/04/2017
by GAA Accounting
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The strategy of innovation

Ciarán Black and David O’Leary explain why Chartered Accountants should involve themselves in all stages of the innovation process. To most people, the mention of “accountancy” and “innovation” in the same sentence conjures up an incongruity at best. It doesn’t … Continue reading