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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

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An Interview with Andrew Hannington, CEO of Grant Thornton JHB

Devoted to one family and one firm, Andrew Hannington CA(SA) says he follows the Japanese model. Read his secrets of being a solution-finder and juggling the role as CEO of Grant Thornton JHB and his big family. Lynn Grala interviews him. It’s almost two years since Andrew Hannington took the reins as CEO of Grant… Read More An Interview with Andrew Hannington, CEO of Grant Thornton JHB

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An Interview with Lee White, Chief Executive Officer of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

By George W. Russell Combining national accounting institutes is a rare event. George W. Russell asks Lee White, Chief Executive Officer of the recently constituted Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, about working across borders in an age of globalization. As the rain pounds down, saturating the streets of central Sydney, Lee White is unfazed by the disappearance of the viewacross picturesque Darling Harbour… Read More An Interview with Lee White, Chief Executive Officer of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

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The Benefits of Joining an International Network or Association for Medium-sized Firms

By Tendai White Tendai White explains how medium-sized firms can make an impact internationally by joining associations or networks. With the dominance of the larger firms, and the unstable economy, it can be difficult for South Africa’s medium-sized accountancy firms to thrive and make their presence felt. These medium-sized firms, which fit somewhere in the middle… Read More The Benefits of Joining an International Network or Association for Medium-sized Firms