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A new BEPS perspective

Taxpayers with a global footprint are going to require the assistance of reputable international tax experts for the foreseeable future to help them navigate their intragroup dealings. One thing is certain. We are no longer simply talking about the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project in South Africa; we are living in this… Read More A new BEPS perspective

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How employers can help solve the savings crisis

Responding to ICAS’ fourth question of its Challenging Conversations on pensions, Iain McLellan and Jennifer Shaw, discuss how employers can help their employees become more informed about what they need to save for retirement. In a recent survey more than half (51%) of respondents believed that the Government’s minimum automatic enrolment contribution rate of 8%… Read More How employers can help solve the savings crisis

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Navigating the minefield of succession planning

Running a business can be all-consuming and, for many business owners, “firefighting” would be a common description of the working week. It’s no surprise that for many of them, thinking ahead to a formalised exit strategy is often neglected. Succession planning is difficult enough without the curve balls that life can throw at you. With… Read More Navigating the minefield of succession planning

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The best and the brightest

Meet four partners who are illustrative of the sometimes rapid ascent that young CPAs can make. Jeremy Chan finds out how they take charge of their careers and their teams at under 35. “In this industry, there is no quick way,” says 35-yearold Wilfred Lee, Partner at Deloitte, when asked about his journey to partnership.… Read More The best and the brightest

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Transparency reporting: a health check

Current levels of fraud and corruption in South Africa have resulted in calls for greater transparency and accountability by businesses. Transparency reporting is an opportunity for audit firms to demonstrate their commitment to audit quality Transparency reports issued by audit firms to assist stakeholders in understanding how the systems of the firm are functioning can… Read More Transparency reporting: a health check

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Made for China

With Mainland China continuing to open up to foreign companies, Nicky Burridge finds out the challenges they face to achieve business success in the world’s second-largest economy. Global insurance broker Willis Towers Watson recently announced it had become the first fully licensed foreign broker to be allowed to transact all types of insurance business in… Read More Made for China