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Future-proof your business

As the ‘future of work’ debate continues, leaders can take three practical steps to future-proof their business. Every week brings new stories about how the world of work is changing. Driven by forces such as advances in technology, global inter-connectedness and growing consumer expectations, new disruptions and innovations are appearing across virtually every business sector… Read More Future-proof your business

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The next chapter for integrated reporting

The International Integrated Reporting Council on why integrated reporting is a highly effective tool for both big and small businesses. In the past, financial balance sheets and profit statements represented over 80 percent of the value of a business. Unsurprisingly, all the attention was on financial capital; where it came from, what happened to that… Read More The next chapter for integrated reporting

Business Management, Risk Management

Putting climate-change risk on the balance sheet

Chartered accountants are on notice to identify and measure business risks related to climate change. By Karen McWilliams FCA As the drive for more useful climate-related information advances, it is becoming increasingly important for chartered accountants, in business and practice, to understand what disclosures are required. In September 2018, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial… Read More Putting climate-change risk on the balance sheet

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How to manage third-party relationships

By Wendy Chang The Associate Director at Deloitte Risk Advisory looks at ways to effectively monitor third-party risks. Today, companies rarely go to market alone. Corporate success is increasingly supported by complex supply chains, outsourcing and other third-party relationships, forming what we term the “extended enterprise.” Products and services are now, more than ever, created,… Read More How to manage third-party relationships

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The career controllers

Since launching in April 2016, 45 students have graduated from the Institute’s Financial Controllership Programme. The course’s communal approach and focused class modules have been lauded by many Institute members, who feel they have gained valuable hands-on experience and knowledge on what it takes to be a financial controller today. Jeremy Chan speaks to recent… Read More The career controllers

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How to build an effective succession plan for SMPs

Succession is a common issue facing small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs). However, because of the more urgent needs of dealing with daily operational issues, there is a tendency to perpetually relegate succession planning to the backburner. Practitioners should devote time to their succession plans so that the primary goal to transition a client relationship to… Read More How to build an effective succession plan for SMPs