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Narrowing the Gender Pay Gap – Learn how to take action today

A new CA ANZ playbook shows inventive ways of working can create a more inclusive and fair workplace, narrow the gender pay gap, attract talented professionals and provide an impetus to growth.

Claire Bruten Paul on Beyond Accounting Difference Makers Highlights

Check out some clips of the newest episodes from the Beyond Accounting Difference Makers Podcast series.

In this segment of Beyond Accounting Difference Makers, Breiffni talks to Claire Bruten Paul, Interim Director of Finance for the highly acclaimed non-profit, Doctors Without Borders. Breiffni leads a conversation revolving around the day to day life of a finance professional working with a non-profit. Claire shares tips and tricks for those looking to take a similar path in their career. Tune in below for some highlights from their talk.

Highlights: Analytics-Based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Gary Cokins joins CAW Network USA to present on EPM and what it means to you.

Highlights: LOVE = Accounting and Blockchain for GOOD

The Accounting Blockchain Coalition presented with CAW Network USA in a Valentine’s Day event.

On February 10th, professionals from The Accounting Blockchain Coalition joined CAW Network USA to put forth a captivating and LOVE-filled event, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Gabriella Kusz of IFAC, Monica Singer of ConsenSys, and David Deputy of Vertex shared their advice and expertise with the audience in ‘LOVE= Accounting and Blockchain for GOOD.’

Tara Cemlyn-Jones takes aim at the gender gap

Fintech specialist and former investment banker Tara Cemlyn-Jones co-founded the 25×25 initiative with a target of 25 female FTSE 100 CEOs by 2025. She talks to Lysanne Currie about the progress made and the critical role of data.

Wellness

The Finance+ insight series

ICAS has something new for 2022. The Finance+ insight series helps put you in the bigger picture, exploring the key issues and opportunities for today’s finance professional.

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Stressed accountants too busy to seek mental health support

In a recent caba survey, eight out of 10 respondents said stress and poor mental health are a problem within the accountancy profession. Are we facing a mental health pandemic?

Accountants are significantly more stressed than employees across other sectors, with workload, long hours and the lack of margin for error in the job tipping many over the edge, new research has found.

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How can technology affect your mental health?

Bupa explain some of the ways that too much technology could affect your mental health and share their top tips to help you get the balance just right.

Whether you’re using the latest accounting software or ordering a last-minute birthday gift, it’s hard to remember a time when technology didn’t make everyday life that little bit easier. This has been particularly true over the last 18 months. During the pandemic, technology helped us to stay connected with loved ones, continue working remotely and discover the best recipe for lockdown banana bread.

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Tackling Blue Monday

As we approach Blue Monday, we are conscious of those in our profession who may be struggling with their mental health.

Here, Chartered Accountants Ireland’s wellbeing hub, Thrive, has compiled a list of tips to help you tackle those January blues.

Sustainability & SDGs

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The Finance+ insight series

ICAS has something new for 2022. The Finance+ insight series helps put you in the bigger picture, exploring the key issues and opportunities for today’s finance professional.

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What will it take to get the SME sector back on its feet?

SME development has been on the agenda since the days of the Mandela presidency – and yet, South Africa’s small businesses continue to founder.

Their precarious state has been placed under even more pressure by unforeseen events such as the pandemic lockdowns and July riots, and, with our unemployment rate now standing at more than 30%, it is more important than ever to take action. Will it ever come right?

Recover, Refocus, Rebuild

Key Insights from the Recover Refocus Rebuild Webinar

For almost two years the pandemic has challenged and changed the way we operate in business, travel and how we live our daily lives. But 2021 has been the year in which protection and resilience have made way for recovery.

Climate Change

Starting a sustainability reporting revolution

Investors are demanding better reporting on ESG issues and a new sustainability standard setter may deliver what’s required.

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Getting ESG and CEO incentives right

As firms rush to implement climate change and ESG principles, questions on pay and incentive arise. Recent research advises caution and offers guidance.

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Another step towards more accurate sustainability reporting

Researchers have come up with a new model to estimate carbon capture by trees enabling more accurate sustainability reporting.

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What to expect from 2022 – Part 2

In Part 2, ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, discusses non-financial reporting, public sector finances, and the big tech trends of 2022.

Digital Disruption

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Highlights: Analytics-Based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Gary Cokins joins CAW Network USA to present on EPM and what it means to you.

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Highlights: LOVE = Accounting and Blockchain for GOOD

The Accounting Blockchain Coalition presented with CAW Network USA in a Valentine’s Day event.

On February 10th, professionals from The Accounting Blockchain Coalition joined CAW Network USA to put forth a captivating and LOVE-filled event, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Gabriella Kusz of IFAC, Monica Singer of ConsenSys, and David Deputy of Vertex shared their advice and expertise with the audience in ‘LOVE= Accounting and Blockchain for GOOD.’

Insight

The Finance+ insight series

ICAS has something new for 2022. The Finance+ insight series helps put you in the bigger picture, exploring the key issues and opportunities for today’s finance professional.

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How to tackle the pandemic’s effect on social mobility

Findings from research by the Resolution Foundation give key insights into what needs to be done to repair social mobility after the pandemic.
The shockwaves sent through the economy, labour market and children’s education by the pandemic must be addressed to repair social mobility, according to the Resolution Foundation.

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Shaping the next phase of work – and beyond

As we embark on shaping the next phase of work, there is a mix of concern and excitement about getting the transition right. Kevin Empey explores what leaders can do with this once-in-a-generation opportunity to mould the future of work here and now.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs

While women entrepreneurs optimistically face the future in order to succeed, we cannot ignore the uneven challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Navigating the new normal

The dire need for frontline expertise from accountants to help businesses survive is critical, especially with companies having seen their cash reserves depleted over the past year.

Most government support programmes have dried up, and this is underscored by internal challenges.

Economics

The Finance+ insight series

ICAS has something new for 2022. The Finance+ insight series helps put you in the bigger picture, exploring the key issues and opportunities for today’s finance professional.

How to approach social mobility on a global level

Managing social mobility in a global organisation requires coherent guidance that applies across multiple offices, geographies and societies.

Ethics

AML: how money launderers use virtual assets

In the seventh instalment of Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics, IFAC and ICAEW look at the risks associated with virtual assets.

Diversity

Tara Cemlyn-Jones takes aim at the gender gap

Fintech specialist and former investment banker Tara Cemlyn-Jones co-founded the 25×25 initiative with a target of 25 female FTSE 100 CEOs by 2025. She talks to Lysanne Currie about the progress made and the critical role of data.

Leadership

Interview: Rukasana Bhaijee on benefits of inclusion in the workplace

Rukasana Bhaijee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead, EMEA Technology at Google, meets Kitty Finstad to discuss how workplaces can ensure that areas of difference unite rather than divide

Global Trade

Diversify markets and innovate systems to thrive in 2022

ICAEW’s latest Business Confidence Monitor lays the path for a complex year ahead for some manufacturers, with staff shortages, tax burdens and government support difficulties all highlighted as bumps in the road.