By Andrea Murad, CA Today Andrea Murad speaks to Ian Smith CA, Founder of The Portfolio Partnership, about the potential blind spots facing business strategies. As the Founder and CEO of an operational consultancy that scales businesses organically and by acquisition, Ian has discerned vital components of successful strategy and shares his knowledge with ICAS.… Read More Blind spots in business strategy
The role of internal audit within a business has undergone dramatic changes in recent years, writes Niall May. Internal audit activities are today considered tools for value addition in the forms of assurer, assessor and advisor. It is well recognised by many senior business leaders that internal audit has an increasingly important role in the… Read More Internal audit: watchdog or trusted advisor?
By Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA/CITP, CGMA These eight questions can help finance leaders get the most value out of an organisation’s IT function. CFOs and controllers are increasingly being called upon to oversee information technology (IT). And that’s posing a bit of a conundrum for some. Indeed, many of those professionals — the ones who… Read More 8 Steps to Turn a Tech Team into a Strategic Partner
By David A. J. Axson The race has changed for finance professionals. A new mindset is necessary so they can take a more holistic view of the organisation, enabling them to make quick, confident strategic decisions and communicate forward-looking insight throughout the business. If any CFO sat down at the beginning of each of the… Read More A New Kind of Thinking takes over the Business World
By Stanford Payne You live in the age of distraction. You’re so busy thinking about the past and watching out for what’s ahead that you don’t take time to enjoy where you are. When you’re at work, you fantasise about being on holiday; on holiday, you worry about the work piling up on your desk.