Here are the 14 ways Chartered Accountants and the wider profession are likely to evolve into the future. In 1996, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was famously beaten by IBM’s supercomputer, ‘Deep Blue’. This event was heralded as the real dawn of the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and the beginning of the eclipse of human intelligence.… Read More The trends of tomorrow
Since the turn of this century, the accountancy profession has undergone exponential development and evolution. Not so long ago the stereotypical view (rightly or wrongly) of an accountant was of a dull, old, grey-haired man (not a typo!) crunching the numbers in a back office. Expectations were low; these accountants were not ‘people people’. They… Read More The four drivers of change
With Micro-, World Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day on 27 June, Institute members tell Liana Cafolla what it’s like to play a big role in a small- and medium-sized firm. “Becoming an entrepreneur and setting up my own practice required a big mindset change,” says Wilson Ng, Co-founder of FastLane CPA and a member of… Read More Meet the SMPs
Wong Wai Ming has helped to oversee Lenovo’s transformation from a local Chinese company to the largest computer supplier in the world. The Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer tells Nicky Burridge how he is leading the company through changes brought by the new economy, and how his accounting background still plays a pivotal… Read More Keys to the world
With the third Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Day on 27 June, entrepreneurs tell Liana Cafolla about what it takes for start-ups to survive the start-up phase in Hong Kong and build a successful business. Two events in January served as a reminder of Hong Kong’s increasingly crowded start-up scene – StartmeupHK, an InvestHK initiative… Read More Getting it right from the start-up
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?