A green recovery — a post-COVID future
Being clear about the objectives of a green recovery is vital as the choices made now will shape society for decades to come.
How UK companies should prepare for Brexit
Even if a trade deal is reached, the way businesses export and import will change. Preparations should start now to minimise disruption.
Accountants fight boom in post-pandemic fraud
Government financial support in response to COVID-19 has created ideal conditions for fraud to flourish. Once again, accountants are on the frontline.
Creating a more equitable, fairer system of capitalism
Unilever CFO Graeme Pitkethly on the company’s future strategy and its plans to make the world a better place.
In this issue
Michael Izza on how a pragmatic approach can ensure survival
ICAEW CEO Michael Izza says that the fight for survival will require vision, patience, capital and, above all, pragmatism.
David Matthews on building back fairer and better
ICAEW President David Matthews on how the desire for a more sustainable world provides accountants with an opportunity and responsibility.
How COVID-19 can make companies more diverse
CMI CEO Ann Francke describes how workplace trends emerging from post-pandemic life are helping to create a more inclusive culture.
Debate: Rethinking digital services taxes
Three perspectives on one of the trickiest issues emerging from a new era of global trade, the taxation of global digital service providers.
Global conversation: What role can boards play in the recovery?
We talk to three experienced board members in the US, Europe and Asia about COVID-19, and their predictions for the future.
Restructures: Tighter times for business transformations
A look at how chartered accountants are working to transform companies to ensure their survival in a post-COVID environment.
Restructure case studies: Three successful turnarounds
How online drinks retailer Vineyards.com, automotive giant Ford and coffee chain Starbucks turned business around after COVID-19 hit.
Local warriors: Talent shortage affecting local authority finance teams
Local authorities face recruitment challenges across all levels of the finance spectrum, a source of stress that shows no sign of abating.
Local warriors: Sanjiv Kohli - How my council is innovating
The Director of Resources at Newark and Sherwood Council tells how his council combines robust financial management with an innovative investment approach.
Local warriors: When a council runs out of money
A recent study highlighted that the financial pressures created by the spread of COVID-19 are pushing many local authorities to breaking point.
Five views on the future of audit
Pressure is growing on the profession to address the challenges of audit reform. We offer some perspectives on its future, and an argument for change from ICAEW.
A green recovery: Business after COVID
Rather than diminishing the threat from climate change, the sudden shock has exposed the fragility of entire business models and supply chains to unaccounted risk.
A green recovery: Charities after COVID
A lot of charities are just focused on survival at the moment, but for long-term survival they can’t afford to ignore the environment,
A green recovery: Finance after COVID
When it comes to the financial sector’s role in a green, resilient recovery, data is everything during the transition to a low carbon economy.
A green recovery: The role of government
The UK Government is facing global and domestic pressure to lead by example in building a green recovery from the pandemic.
A green recovery: A personal view from Ray Dhirani
The Head of Sustainable Finance at WWF-UK says the world stands on the precipice of a catastrophe far greater than COVID-19.
The future of purpose and profit post-COVID
The pandemic has proved that the public and private sectors can co-operate to the benefit of all — a template for a new type of corporate behaviour.
Rebuilding after COVID — Don't forget the fundamentals
Companies have a big role to play in a successful recovery but it’s important not to forget the fundamentals of sound working capital management.
Don’t burden millennials with the COVID recovery bill
Policymakers must ensure the burden of rebuilding is shared equally and not unfairly borne by the young.
Profile: IRIS CEO Elona Mortimer-Zhika on her route to the top
Inspired by her father, Elona Mortimer-Zhika forged her career in accountancy leading to the top job at a major UK software company.
Regulatory debate: Crisis management is key for firms
Lockdown has highlighted crisis management, showing how firms need to be ready for a range of risks.
Learning curve: Boost performance and teamwork with OKRs
Objectives and Key Results (OKR), and other employee performance management techniques, can help you achieve more with your team.
Talent: Working in the charity sector as a young accountant
Accountants in the charities sector will face some of the most testing times in their careers. Three rising stars talk about the challenges they face,
Career coach: Straight from school
The traditional way into accountancy has been via university but the profession is increasingly reaping the benefits of hiring school leavers as trainee accountants.
Practically speaking: Deadline for company electronic tagging
The COVID-19 crisis has led the Financial Conduct Authority to extend the deadline for companies to comply with European Single Electronic Format requirements.
Practically speaking: More time for DAC6 reporting
Deadlines for reporting cross-border transactions under DAC6 regulations intended to identify tax practices with particular hallmarks have been extended.
Practically speaking: Extra time for account filing
UK companies struggling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have been given more time to file their accounts at Companies House.