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Meet the SMPs

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

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How to migrate clients to the cloud

Kevin Fitzgerald, Xero’s Regional Director of Asia, on easing the transition to the cloud for both employees and clients. Cloud platforms and applications have become an integral part of the IT infrastructure of businesses around the world. As new technologies develop and deliver the sweeping digital transformation of industries, the prospect of greater revenue and… Read More How to migrate clients to the cloud

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The looming expat tax is unfair

Most taxpayers affected by the new expat tax are probably earning hard currency and the current weakened rand will to some extent negate the impact of the R1 million exemption. But expats do need to be taxed in some way By Hilary Dudley On 1 March 2020, the amended section of the Income Tax Act… Read More The looming expat tax is unfair

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Boosting the strategic value of your data

Finance departments need to think through their use of data for maximum impact. By Andrea Chipman The advent of big data over the past two decades, along with the broader data revolution, has, in theory, made it easier than ever for corporate finance chiefs to support their financial and business strategies and decision-making processes with… Read More Boosting the strategic value of your data

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Getting it right from the start-up

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

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Keys to the world

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