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Visualisation for all

Visualisation tools and techniques can help Chartered Accountants unlock the value in a company’s data.By Richard Day and Alannah Comerford Excel has been the tool of choice for Chartered Accountants for the last two decades. While it has served us well so far, the capabilities of newer tools and the proliferation of data requires us… Read More Visualisation for all

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Rebuilding trust in the profession

Colleen Welsh CA, UK Accountant at Skyscanner and the winner of the Top 100 young CAs Trust category, shares her perspective on how CAs can help restore trust in the profession. When I tell people what I do – that I am a member of this worldwide, professional, prestigious “family” that is ICAS – the… Read More Rebuilding trust in the profession

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Embracing technology to become better CAs

Gareth Lewis CA, CEO and co-founder of Delio, and the winner of the Top 100 Young CAs Technology category, talks about the changing profession and why CAs should embrace technology. There are multiple technological developments confronting the accountancy profession, business and the wider public. There has been a big shift across the accountancy profession in… Read More Embracing technology to become better CAs

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Unleashing your potential in a changing business world

Hamisha Mehta CA, Senior Commercial Financial Manager pladis, 2019 One Young CA winner and the winner of the Top 100 Young CAs Talent category, shares her thoughts on how young CAs can stand out in a changing environment and the types of leaders the future needs. The business world is changing faster than ever before.… Read More Unleashing your potential in a changing business world

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Beyond transparency in rebuilding trust

As we look to rebuild trust in the business and finance profession, Paul Druckman urges CAs to lead the way in capturing data beyond the balance sheet. By Evelyn Wilkins One way to rebuild trust, eroded by the financial crisis among many other factors, is by increasing corporate transparency. Yet this tactic is proving unsuccessful… Read More Beyond transparency in rebuilding trust

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Change ahead for auditing

Robert Outram assesses proposals aimed at increasing public trust in auditing. One of the most famous names in the travel industry, Thomas Cook, went into liquidation on 23 September. The very next day, the Financial Reporting Council – lead regulator for audit and accounting in the UK – released a statement: “In light of recent… Read More Change ahead for auditing