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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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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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Interview with new HKICPA President, Eric Tong

It’s the end of accountants as we know them, says Eric Tong, and the start of “accounting plus.” The new Institute President tells Jemelyn Yadao about his pursuit to help CPAs thrive through and beyond the onslaught of disruptive changes, and the Institute’s mission to help members get more out of their membership through enhanced… Read More Interview with new HKICPA President, Eric Tong

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Going green, making green

With Hong Kong’s announcement last year that it would seek to become a hub for environmentally aware financial instruments, A Plus reports on how the stage is set for CPAs to help define the standards for a rapidly growing financial marketplace, and encourage investments into energy efficiency, low-carbon projects and other key technology sectors. To… Read More Going green, making green

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Everyone’s a winner

By Nicky Burridge This year’s Best Corporate Governance Awards results showed that more companies are seeing the benefits of going beyond what is required. Nicky Burridge spoke to the winners about their efforts in building a strong corporate governance regime, and why it’s still not enough. Good corporate governance can be a key driver of long-term… Read More Everyone’s a winner

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Banking on independence

by Michelle Perry Hong Kong’s banks are preparing to beef up the independence of their non-executive directors this month following the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s recent guidelines. Michelle Perry finds out the challenges of finding INEDs who can meet higher expectations. Since the global financial crisis a decade ago authorities and regulators around the world… Read More Banking on independence