The report, Groundbreakers: Gen Z and the future of accountancy, utilized data from 9,000 18- to 25-year-olds polled around the world. The majority of those surveyed were from the Asia Pacific and South Asia regions, female and ACCA students studying for their accounting/finance qualifications.
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...
In a letter that IFAC CEO, Kevin Dancey, recently shared with its 175 global member bodies, he outlines the organisation’s agenda and priorities for sustainability reporting in the year-ahead. Dancey explains why accountants, as the chief stewards of business information, are best suited – and...
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 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...
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
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)
It’s time for a comprehensive scorecard reflecting the right KPIs, argues Russell Guthrie, CFO of the International Federation of Accountants.
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.
[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.