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International Banker | March 15, 2021

Sustainable Value Creation and the Professional Accountant

The immediate crisis of the pandemic—two million deaths and counting—has raised awareness of the long-term crisis in sustainable value creation (SVC). It may be that unthinkable losses of lives, jobs and wealth have made predictions of future crises feel less abstract. The dire consensus among...

Accountancy Ireland | February 8, 2021

Bringing the future into focus

Alan Johnson, President of the International Federation of Accountants, shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the profession, and the priorities for his presidential term.

The Sunday Mail | November 8, 2020

Partnerships, digitalisation crucial for small businesses

The fate of small businesses in the COVID-19 crisis will make or break the Zimbabwean economy. The crisis they face deserves the attention of everyone concerned with the lives and livelihoods of the people of Zimbabwe. Progress will depend on how well the public and policymakers understand the...

Accountancy Age | September 23, 2020

Universities are adapting, so must accountancy education

For nearly four centuries, higher education has pushed students to define their role in society.  In a society upended by pandemic, however, the script has been flipped. As many students defer, transfer or simply opt out, it’s the value of education that must be defined for a new era

International Accounting Bulletin | September 1, 2020

Communicating Value Creation When Planning for a Post-COVID World

Covid-19 threatens organisations’ ability to generate value. Many businesses are thinking about their purpose, business model, and how to serve stakeholders beyond shareholders alone, comments Stathis Gould, director of advocacy at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

International Accounting Bulletin | August 1, 2020

Integrated reporting: Why, and how, we must embrace it

Stathis Gould, director of advocacy at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), explains why integrated Federation of Accountants (IFAC), explains why integrated reporting must serve as the foundational framework for global accounting rules that standardise and track ESG disclosures.

Accounting Today | May 14, 2020
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Voices In Crisis, Small Businesses Need Small Accounting Firms

[SMEs] need the support of accountants whom they know and trust. Small and midsized accounting practices should be their preferred partners. Why? Because the unfortunate reality is that many SMPs know firsthand what SMEs are going through.