INSIGHTS

WORTH READING

August 20, 2021
Long Walk Inisght

Walk LEJOG: A Clackett Adventure

Tim Clackett was part of the executive committee of ACAUS for six years. He served as treasurer and then as secretary. He was also a partner at BDO in Los Angeles for many years. Having experienced his fair share of the business world, Tim is now a full time adventurer.
August 20, 2021
Beyond Accounting: A Future Fit Chartered Accountant

Highlights from the ‘Beyond Accounting – A Future Fit Accountant’

There are four non-technical components to becoming a future fit chartered accountant. On July 29th, CAW Network USA teamed up with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) to host a captivating conference highlighting this very topic.
August 18, 2021

Four ways that chartered accountants can encourage diversity

The case for diversity and inclusion is stronger than ever. From dealing with data to increasing collaboration, we explore four key areas that can drive real progress and value within the workplace and change the future of the profession.
August 18, 2021

Women on boards – how do we reach equality?

The pandemic has pushed back gender parity across the UK FTSE 350 to 2036, with women holding just 22% of all executive committee roles.
August 6, 2021

CFO Data Analytics and Digitization Revolution Highlights

As digital technology quickly works to transform every industry, accounting experiences great changes. The sheer amount of data in today’s world can be a great blessing, but only when it is properly leveraged into knowledge and insights. Gary Cokins, founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, highlighted this in his presentation for CAW Network USA’s event on June 23rd, 2021.
August 3, 2021

From Corporate Tax Havens to Corporate Accountability Highlights

Murray Buckman, tax expert and educator presented for Northern California’s Corporate Accountability webinar on June 17th. Murray took a non-political view with his observations of three public companies at the center of highly criticized industries in regards to their use of offshore companies.
July 20, 2021
Survey

CAW Network USA Member Survey Results

July 13, 2021
Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant

Highlights from the ‘Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant’ Event

In partnership with Chartered Accountants Ireland, CAW Network USA hosted 'Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant'. In this article speakers at our Beyond Accounting Conference share their insights and thought leadership.
July 8, 2021

Highlights from the ‘Beyond Accounting – Climate Change’ Event

Chartered Accountant Worldwide Network USA presented the second conference of its 2021 Beyond Accounting Series on Tuesday, May 25th. The event, Beyond Accounting - Climate Change - Why it Matters to Accountants, acknowledged that finance professionals have a greater responsibility than just bookkeeping and budgeting. Companies are now calling for in-depth sustainability and climate reporting and accountants should not only be prepared for this task but be active champions of related reporting of it as well.
June 24, 2021
Beyond Accounting Mental Fitness

Mental Fitness Highlights

Catch some of the top moments with our prestigious speakers at the recent Beyond Accounting: Mental Fitness conference.
June 11, 2021

Chain reaction

Pressure is growing for firms to demonstrate that they are operating responsibly. Ryan Herman hears how formalising the supply chain audit and harmonising ESG reporting could be the missing pieces.
June 11, 2021

Electric dreams

The electric vehicle revolution is finally charging ahead. EDF’s Ren Baletti CA tells Ryan Herman why the utility giant will be powering the UK’s transformation towards a zero-emissions economy.
June 11, 2021

All systems go

From rainforest economies in Brazil to tackling plastic pollution in Indonesia, systems change company Systemiq confronts some of the planet’s most urgent challenges. CFO Andrew Morrow CA explains why accountants play a crucial role.
June 11, 2021

CAs will bring about lasting change by embracing sustainability

Anne Adrain, Head of Sustainability and Assurance, says now is the time for CAs to spread their ESG skills throughout the business sector.
June 11, 2021

Andrew Demery CA: Cycle of life

When Andrew Demery CA left the UK for Australia, he set a new path for his life and career. Rachel Ingram speaks to the BikeExchange CFO about the transition from practice to industry and expat life.
June 11, 2021

Volunteering with charities across the world from your own home

Accounting for International Development has adapted its programme to a model of ‘remote’ volunteering, which looks set to continue even once the world starts opening up post-pandemic.
June 11, 2021

The race is on to put climate change centre stage

By Anne Adrain, ICAS With the countdown to COP 26 well underway, this article looks at how the race is on to put climate change at […]
June 8, 2021

Gordon Cowie MBE: From Balance Sheets to Bed Pans

In 1982 my professional (ICAS) practice career took me to The Big Apple a few months before the incorporation of ACAUS. I went to work with Roger Musson, the first ACAUS President following on from founder Angus McDowell. I lived and worked in the USA until 1985 having taken over from Roger as the Deloitte Haskins & Sells UK/US Liaison Partner in the USA.

I guess my most memorable claim to ACAUS fame, as Ian Wise reports in his book ‘ACAUS The First 40 Years’, was finding haggis for 150 diners at the very first formal ACAUS dinner in 1983 at Windows on the World atop the late Twin Towers... or, as Roger Musson used to refer to it from our offices on Floor 100, “the office canteen”!
May 20, 2021

Manuel Jose Rodrigues: Creating Just Business Opportunities for Small Scale Farmers

When I first started this project, many people told me it would not work. Seven years later I am amazed at what we have achieved in a very difficult environment and would like to share the idea/message with others. This is a sustainable and scalable blueprint. This is a classic example of where business can do good and play a positive role in changing the world.
April 22, 2021

Fixing the faults in South Africa’s corporate reporting ecosystem

SAICA’s CEO Freeman Nomvalo and Project Director Thandokuhle Myoli spoke to Monique Verduyn about redesigning the audit profession so that it brings out the best in its people and the wider role and purpose of audit in serving the public interest.
April 19, 2021

Auditing Profession in Peril

If the audit profession in South Africa is serious about restoring trust it will need to reassert the primacy of professional scepticism and independence. There needs to be a balance between radical thinking and practical solutions. Greater clarity and transparency in the profession will ultimately result in a regime that allows auditors to better assess, assure and inform. Only then can real change come about.
April 15, 2021

Remote working part 3: the lack of ‘real life’

In the third part of ICAEW’s remote worker series mental health speaker Nick Elston explains what can be done to ensure people don’t feel disconnected in a home working environment.
April 12, 2021

Remote working part 2: slung in the deep end

Instalment two of ICAEW’s remote working series explores how one business completed an 18-month project in two weeks by shifting whole workforces from office to home working.
April 9, 2021

Remote working part 1: virtually onboarding new talent

In the first of a new remote working series, we speak with a CFO on their experience integrating a whole business through remote acquisition, as well as a recent virtually onboarded employee. With remote working set to continue as the pandemic transforms traditional ways of working life, a new series from ICAEW Insights aims to underline first-hand experiences of this shift - including the process of remote onboarding.