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The shape of things to come

By Cian Molloy What lies in store for the accountancy profession? Cian Molloy investigates how the profession might fare in the years ahead. Since the arrival of the first accountancy software packages more than three decades ago, there have been regular predictions that IT would lead, if not to the death of the accountancy profession,… Read More The shape of things to come

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Interview with Hilary Lindsay, ICAEW president

By Michelle Perry Hilary Lindsay, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ second female President, talks to Michelle Perry about why the profession must invest for the future amid post-Brexit uncertainty and the continuing evolvement of the role of CPAs. As A Plus meets Hilary Lindsay, new President of the Institute of Chartered… Read More Interview with Hilary Lindsay, ICAEW president

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Pharmaceutical as a key growth engine for China

By Susan Lunt Growing at an exceptional rate, China’s pharmaceutical market is poised to overtake Japan to become the world’s second largest. CPAs in the industry should be prepared to embrace change and boost their sector knowledge, writes Susie Lunt. With an old-age ratio anticipated to reach 28.7 percent by 2035, China’s rising elderly population… Read More Pharmaceutical as a key growth engine for China

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Measuring the red tape

By James Kelly Fayez Choudhury, CEO of the International Federation of Accountants, explains to James Kelly the critical role good regulation plays in maintaining a sustainable global profession and how the role of accountants is being challenged by rapid technological change. In 2008, the global financial crisis demonstrated that the then-existing financial regulatory system was in… Read More Measuring the red tape

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Open and out: an interview with Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Beth Brooke-Marciniak tells Raymond Doherty about her drive to increase diversity, promote inclusivity and defeat hypocrisy – including her own. Beth Brooke-Marciniak was scared. The global vice chair of public policy for EY was 52 years old and about to go on stage and announce, in front of a few thousand people at an industry… Read More Open and out: an interview with Beth Brooke-Marciniak