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The CFO and finance function should be at the heart of decision-making

The Chair of the International Federation of Accountants’ Professional Accountants in Business Committee on why finance teams today can no longer survive as a back-office function. By Charles Tilly The remit of chief financial officers (CFOs) now extends into strategy, enterprise risk management, performance management, and communicating the story of the organization to the outside… Read More The CFO and finance function should be at the heart of decision-making

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The art of work-life balance

Work-life balance can have enormous value in any organisation,  but meeting the needs of a broad spectrum of employees is more art than science.By Ed Heffernan For well over a decade now, work-life balance has been part of the conversation. The 2019 Leinster Society Salary Survey cited, perhaps unsurprisingly, that 86% of respondents said it was a… Read More The art of work-life balance

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What needs to be considered?

It is vital that the professional accountant be proactive in ensuring that sufficient safeguards are in place ahead of referral fees or commission being paid or received. By Malesela Les Montja Professional accountants are required to comply with the fundamental principles and apply the conceptual framework set out in the Code of Professional Conduct of… Read More What needs to be considered?

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Can professional scepticism be taught?

James E Barbour Director of Policy Leadership Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland In recent years, considerably more research has been published on professional scepticism. This has helped facilitate in-depth discussions among standard setters, regulators, audit firms and professional bodies. The primary driver for this research has been the continual failure by auditors to exercise… Read More Can professional scepticism be taught?

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8 key features of Microsoft OneDrive

By J. Carlton Collins, CPA In a recent Technology Q&A item “Syncing Settings and Data on Multiple Windows 10 PCs,” we discussed the process of syncing your Windows 10 computers using OneDrive so that all your computers automatically share the same settings and data files. This month we dive a bit deeper by exploring eight facets… Read More 8 key features of Microsoft OneDrive

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Always on the case

Guy Norman, Value Creation and Crisis Management Partner at Deloitte China, has pieced together a multitude of financial puzzles and led numerous major investigation. He talks to Nicky Burridge about the changing ways of exposing fraud in the business world, and the changing role of specialists, like himself. In 2008, Siemens was fined a record… Read More Always on the case