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Partnerships urged to ‘make space for mothers’


The partnership model remains skewed against mothers and caregivers rising up the ranks unless they have a partner or husband who assumes the lion’s share of the child caring responsibilities, new research has found.

A challenging time for valuers


In these uncertain times, the valuer’s job is more challenging than ever. James Palmer, Chair of ICAEW’s Valuations Community explores the issues facing professionals and how ICAEW’s Valuations Conference will help valuers address them.

A culture assessment can only be useful


Corporate culture is often forgotten in the rush to determine internal rules. If we are to understand the big questions around trust in business, shouldn’t culture metrics be in place?

Why finance teams need to upskill now


COVID-19 has accelerated digital adoption across all business sectors. The finance function needs to embrace tech and develop new skills to keep up.

Accountants urged to prioritise mental health


Chartered accountants need to be kinder to themselves, recognise the signs of mental health problems and take preventative action to help keep their mental health and wellbeing on an even keel.

Finding fraud is at the heart of audit reform


Chartered accountants have an opportunity to respond to the package of reforms relating to fraud, as recommended by the Brydon Review. What do you think of the government’s proposals?

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