Opinion

We need to talk about age

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Dramatic changes to age profiles – and generational differences in the workforce – are posing HR and management challenges for companies worldwide. The population is ageing in virtually every country, with more employees than ever approaching retirement, some of whom may not be ready to retire. At the same time, post-millennial Generation Z is entering […]

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A question of ethics

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Improving your ethical decision-making can add real value to your business. In an age where being seen to do the right thing is more important than ever, business ethics are increasingly viewed as a driver for success. Ethical decision-making can reduce risks, minimise brand damage and create value. Moreover, organisations with a strong ethical standpoint […]

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Award-winning content

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Happy and proud my “topical” and “insightful” content helped Praxity Global Alliance win Campaign of the Year. Huge congratulations to the Praxity team for their hard work creating industry-shaping debate and commentary. Praxity is the world’s largest alliance of independent accounting and consulting firms, with members in over 100 countries. The association scooped best campaign at […]

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Dirty business

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Accountants are in the front line when it comes to exposing money laundering. Is enough being done to fight it at domestic and global level?  One of the biggest challenges facing the accounting profession is to identify and call out incidents of money laundering – the concealment of illegally obtained money so that it appears […]

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Ready for the cyber wars?

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Cybersecurity has become a top priority for senior management as organisations seek to protect against the growing threat of attack from individuals, organised crime networks and even governments. From destroying a company’s reputation to wiping out a nation’s power supply, cybercrime has become one of the biggest threats to business in the twenty-first century. No […]

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What next for the world economy?

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Global growth could come to an abrupt end due to rising trade conflicts and a dangerous cocktail of economic factors, according to the International Monetary Fund. It is calling for immediate action to ‘fix the roof’ before it caves in. The latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) from the IMF is pretty good news for global […]

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Why blockchain matters

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Blockchain could become the ‘go to’ technology to settle financial transactions and carry out day to day business processes. Can you afford to ignore it? Fintech geeks have been banging on about blockchain for years as the next big thing to transform the way we do business. Now it’s beginning to happen. While many senior […]

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Helping not-for-profits

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The not-for-profit (NFP) sector faces an increasingly complex set of accounting challenges that escalate considerably in the international arena.  Charities, religious institutions and other not-for-profits need to address funding issues alongside complicated areas of financial compliance, risk management, tax relief and governance. These issues are exacerbated by what appears to be constant changes to legislation […]

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A problem of size

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It’s tough being a mid-sized business (MSB).  Too big to take advantage of government handouts and business breaks, and too small to have the influence and power of global giants, MSBs could be forgiven for developing an inferiority complex. Many MSBs receive little support in an increasingly competitive, regulated and technology-focused world. No wonder some […]

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Planet earth is dying

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Are multinationals taking the environment seriously?  For decades, global businesses have been under pressure to demonstrate a commitment to environmental protection. Climate-related disclosure could be the tipping point, heralding a sea change in reporting that might just make the world a better place. Whether you believe in global warming or not, and most people do, […]