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#BizTrends2021: 3 skills finance professionals cannot go without in 2021 and beyond

The accountancy and audit industries are on the cusp of an automation transformation, guided by the incredible growth of emerging technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI)...

By PJ Bishop 12 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Finance & Insurance

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

How to survive your first year as an accountant

You've spent three years studying and the time has finally arrived. You're about to go out into the world and spend your first year working as an accountant...

By PJ Bishop 10 Dec 2020

Want year-end auditing success? Go digital

Businesses preparing for their 2020 fiscal year-end audits will need to enhance digital capabilities and embrace tools that enable virtual audit procedures and watertight due diligence as they navigate the uncertainties presented by Covid-19...

Issued by LexisNexis 7 Dec 2020

Central University of Technology: The first in SA to offer new accounting degree

SAICA has announced that Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT), is the first institution in the country to offer a specific degree for students who want to become Associate General Accountant...

Issued by SAICA 7 Dec 2020

The CFO role in uncertain times and preparing for a post-Covid-19 future

The pandemic has demonstrated the value of CFO and its vital importance during times of crisis. Not only does the CFO have the full financial picture of the organisation at hand, but is relied upon to optimise its financial wellbeing...

By Adri Führi 7 Dec 2020

Anti-money laundering can never be a tick-box exercise

Anti-money laundering (AML) compliance should not merely be a tick-box exercise for financial institutions, as it not only exposes the organisation to the risk of hefty non-compliance penalties and reputational damages...

By Sumit Kumar Sharma 2 Dec 2020

AICPA sets ESG roadmap for education, resources, guidance in 2021

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants has shared its 2021 plans to deliver education and resources that assist accountants with reporting on and assurance of environmental, social and governance information...

Issued by CIMA 27 Nov 2020

Prevention is better than a cure!

The world is currently experiencing one of the worst health pandemics since the Spanish Flu in 1918. Not only has this had an impact on the health infrastructure of many countries, but it has resulted in economic turbulence in many markets with the looming potential of a global economic downturn if recovery efforts are not speedily implemented...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 25 Nov 2020

Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA launches

On 19 November 2020 ACAUS (The Association of Chartered Accountants USA) and Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) joined together to form Chartered Accountants...

Issued by SAICA 23 Nov 2020

The concept of materiality and the need to embrace it

The concept of materiality is one of the most fundamental and significant concepts within the financial and corporate reporting ecosystem...

By Milton Segal 17 Nov 2020

South Africa's auditor-general Kimi Makwetu: an exceptional and true civil servant

The Auditor-General.Kimi Makwetu, who passed away on 11 November 2020 after a battle with lung cancer, was the quintessential civil servant who took his job as South Africa's auditor-general seriously and threw every sinew of his being into it...

By Mills Soko 17 Nov 2020

Exploring the evolution of the accountant

For a long time, accountants were considered bean-counters, which is essential, but they've become much more than just number-crunchers...

By Colin Timmis, 13 Nov 2020

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