At a time when clients are demanding more real-time reporting and insights, it’s essential that accountants position themselves on the right side of the workﬂow automation trend. For these CAs that’s meant stepping into a new career as a technology entrepreneur. After all, who is better placed to know what features are required from a… Read More Meet seven accountants turned app developers
Deloitte’s CEO Asia Pacific is bringing together six practices, 2900 partners and 48,000 staff, with India to come. It’s a good thing Cindy Hook FCA has a big vision, as there are big expectations of her. Having stepped into a newly created and hotly debated role as Deloitte’s inaugural CEO Asia Pacific in September 2018,… Read More Cindy Hook FCA: Driving Deloitte’s Asia-Pacific move
Unless you understand a problem’s underlying cause, you’re unlikely to nail the solution. That’s why audit quality leaders are using root cause analysis to lift audit standards. By David Walker In 1995, a 51-year-old disabled diabetic man named Willie King checked into a Florida hospital to have a diseased leg amputated. Unfortunately, his surgeon cut… Read More Finding the root cause in audit
Some people advance their careers while staying with one employer for many years. But for others, the best way to get ahead is to get out. So how do you know when the time has come to move on? By Fiona Smith Switching jobs is life-changing. It can be stressful, but also open up new… Read More Should I stay or should I go?
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
By Sholto MacPherson Single Touch Payroll and Payday Filing may spark a mass migration to cloud accounting among small businesses. Are chartered accountants ready? If there were anything left to debate about whether online software was safe, surely the tax authorities have ended it. Almost simultaneously, the tax departments of Australia and New Zealand have… Read More Do it once, do it right