by Donny C. Shimamoto, Managing Director, Intraprise TechKnowlogies | January 29, 2018
The real value of accountants is our ability to help organizations and clients ensure the quality of the design of AI solutions, draw insights from AI-produced analyses to drive strategic advantage, and address the governance and internal control...
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Flexibility & A Transparent Corporate Culture Will Help Attract Top Talent
by Lisa Simpson, Associate Director, Firm Services, AICPA | February 23, 2018
Attracting and retaining talent requires a transparent corporate culture, work structure flexibility, and leadership engagement.
RegTech Will Help Transform Audit
by Liv Watson, Co-Chair, ICAEW Natural Capital Accounting, Structured Data Task Force and Senior Director, Strategic Customer Initiatives at Workiva | February 23, 2018
RegTech, that is Regulatory Technology, will probably have a profound effect on the audit profession—and audit will need to adapt.
Tackling Modern Slavery: What Role Can Accountants Play?
by Professor Muhammad Azizul Islam, PhD, CPA, CA, Chair in Accountancy & Director of Postgraduate Research Programme (Accounting & Finance) Business School, University of Aberdeen | February 12, 2018
The new wave of modern slavery disclosure regulations require companies to disclose audits and associated monitoring mechanisms to tackle any human suffering arising from their business operations—a process accountants can play a play a role in.
Breakthrough in Financing Circular Business Models Shows Need for Accountants
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | February 12, 2018
Financial modelling that enables an understanding of how a Product-as-a-Service model can be viable and represented by financial statements will help to unlock new investment in new innovative and sustainable business models.
How Can the New ERM Framework Help You?
by Patrick J. Stroh, Institute of Management Accountants Global Board Member and President, Business Strategy Innovation at Mercuiry Business Advisors | February 12, 2018
The updated COSO ERM framework focuses on five elements of good ERM, which guides businesses in developing a strategy that ultimately helps them reach their mission and vision.
It Is Time for Africa to Accelerate Implementation of Integrated Thinking and Reporting
by Patrick Kabuya, Senior Specialist, World Bank Group | February 2, 2018
Adopting integrated thinking and IR will contribute to improving decision making, transparency and accountability especially as to how organizations in the public and private sector are creating value and contributing towards improving lives of...
What Qualities Do You Need to Be an Effective Business Partner?
by Steve McNally, IMA Global Board Member and Former Director & Controller, Supply Chain Finance, Campbell Soup Company | January 29, 2018
To be an effective business partner, you need business acumen, passion, an inquisitive nature, and interpersonal skills both inside the organization and outside of it—as well as integrity and trust.