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Challenges of the charity sector

By Jennifer Constable According to the latest returns, a significant number of ICAS’ active members are currently employed in professional roles within the charity sector. However, despite this sizeable cohort, representative of roughly 5% of ICAS’ current working members, some people still hold the outdated opinion that a career working in the charity sector is… Read More Challenges of the charity sector

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Cyberthreats: it’s coming from inside!

By Andrea Murad Whether malicious or human error and no matter how many protections a company has, internal data breaches are just as significant and even more prevalent than attacks from hackers. How do companies tackle the human element of cybersecurity threats? Since every company is susceptible to some type of attack and the consequences… Read More Cyberthreats: it’s coming from inside!

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Beyond Blockchain

Blockchain might be the trend du jour, but it is just one part of the distributed ledger  technology revolution. I am going to be completely honest: I am not a blockchain expert. But I do have a strong interest in how blockchain technology is going to change our profession.In 2017, I joined a MeetUp group – Blockchain… Read More Beyond Blockchain

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The importance of Women in Tax

By Alex Burden Isobel d’Inverno, Head of Corporate Tax & Incentives at Brodies LLP, advises on corporate, real estate and funds tax. She details the importance of Women in Tax and the benefits the network can bring to the wider tax world. What is ‘Women in Tax’ and why is it important? Women in Tax… Read More The importance of Women in Tax

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Master of change

Audit reform, the new Qualification Programme, the Greater Bay Area, and other opportunities beyond Hong Kong – the profession faces a year of big changes and new possibilities. Patrick Law, the Institute’s new President, tells A Plus how he will be leading members through them, while helping them thrive in their role as Accountants Plus.… Read More Master of change

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The tax practitioner’s lien for outstanding debt

By Madelein Grobler Tax practitioners are required by law to provide their clients with access to their own individual eFiling profiles, and refusing to do so will not only have ethical consequences but also legal consequences As the 2019 tax year comes to an end on 28 February 2019, taxpayers may be scouting for a… Read More The tax practitioner’s lien for outstanding debt