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A rich, full and meaningful life

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Hilary Lindsay October 2021

In any piece of academic writing we are frequently told to define the key words we use in the context of our writing. In this piece I am defining happiness as having a rich, full and rewarding life. And I am going to share with you a very simple but effective approach to achieving that happiness that I recently read about.

Is 2021 the most challenging year ever for university finance directors?

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Nicola Arnold October 2021

Last year, I wrote about 2020 being the most challenging year ever to be a finance director at a university. 13 months later, ahead of a budget and comprehensive spending review, I am asking the same question (or should it be “is there ever a good year to be a university finance director?”) and reviewing some of my initial thoughts.

EFRAG calls for an academic study and literature review on developments in financial reporting

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Gillian Knight, Research Manager, ICAEW September 2021

EFRAG has launched a call for tender to produce a holistic assessment of IFRS Standards (strengths, weaknesses, long-term considerations, topics still to be addressed and European needs and requirements). The deadline for applications is 15 October 2021.

A new audit profession: call the midwife!

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Angus Farr June 2021

Angus Farr answers some of the questions raised by the BEIS consultation.

Should accountants learn programming?

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It’s time for accountants to unleash their inner computer programmer as technology paves the way for greater efficiency, better data insights and more streamlined ways of working.

Celebrating real-time relevant research

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Hilary Lindsay May 2021

This article shares with you a cause for celebration on several counts. I have always had concerns that, special issues of journals excepted, the somewhat slow and ponderous research process could militate against results creating the most value – results and findings could be past their sell-by date, if not their best-before date, before the world saw them. While the quality of the output would be assured by the peer-review process, the relevance of the findings might already be fading. And my concern has been exacerbated by the ongoing, speedy march of technology where the speed of change makes the production of real-time relevant research even more challenging.

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