Insights

Understanding Mental Health in Accountancy Teams

Personal Development, Technology

ICAEW  |  With the country plunged back into lockdown, professionals are expecting a mental health epidemic over the coming months. Author and practice owner Della Hudson outlines several strategies to help cope with the current crisis. […] 

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Accounting Curricula in the Digital Age

Personal Development, Technology

STRATEGIC FINANCE  |  Digital technology is transforming value delivery and operational performance of accounting and finance functions across the globe. […] 

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26 Excel Tips for Becoming a Spreadsheet Pro

PCMAG  |  There are very, very few people on planet Earth who could ever say they’ve completely mastered every intricate little thing about Microsoft Excel. […] 

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Protecting Against Cyber Attacks

STRATEGIC FINANCE  |  Ethical professionals can help to protect their organization from cybercriminals by boosting cybersecurity initiatives. Professional ethics means holding yourself and your organization to a high standard of conduct […] 

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Cultivating Entry-Level Talent

Personal Development

STRATEGIC FINANCE  |  Organizations that are successful over the long haul prioritize attracting and cultivating high-potential entry-level employees to stock their talent pipeline and help inexperienced accounting and finance team members to blossom into experienced contributors […] 

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Blockchain Explained in Under 100 words

DELOITTE  |  I recently attended an industry seminar where the concept of the Blockchain was explained. At the end of the session, walking out of the lecture room I heard one of the attendees say to a colleague “I’m still not sure what exactly Blockchain is…” […] 

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Developing Creative Accountants

STRATEGIC FINANCE  | COVID-19 has changed the way we work. We’ve turned bedrooms, dining rooms, and kitchens into offices. We’ve worn button-downs and blazers above the waist and sweatpants and shorts below the waist when meeting virtually with our clients […] 

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The new possible: How HR can help build the organization of the future

Future, Problem solving

MCKINSEY & COMPANY | The pandemic underscores the urgency for a more dynamic talent and work model. Human-resources leaders can help by focusing on identity, agility, and scalability […] 

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Data as a Strategic Asset

STRATEGIC FINANCE  | Within any organization, a leader’s role is to identify and clearly communicate the organization’s vision, mission, and value proposition. Based on that vision, short-, mid-, and long-term strategic objectives are determined, and the vision is seen through into execution […] 

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Hybrid Work Is the New Remote Work

BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP  |  Employers around the world are straddling a bridge between yesterday, when most employees at most companies were physically present at work, and tomorrow, when a vaccine or effective treatment will open the possibility of safe return to the traditional workplace. Yet even when that happens, remote work will have earned a […]

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6 Leadership Paradoxes for the Post-Pandemic Era

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  | To succeed in the post-pandemic era, leaders need new skills and capabilities, leaders must be proficient across a wide set of paradoxical characteristics. Leaders must be strategic executors, balancing vision with execution. Second, they must be humble […] 

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The five core IT shifts of scaled agile organizations

MCKINSEY & COMPANY  | In pursuing an agile transformation, CEOs and CIOs can find common ground in five IT shifts that can enable traditional players to compete with digital disrupters […] 

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Future of Work

MCKINSEY& COMPANY  |  The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to our working lives in the short term, and is likely to change the way that we work in the long term.1 To understand these changes, McKinsey commissioned a survey of business executives around the world in June 2020. The results suggest that the crisis may accelerate […]

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Cyber Security Awareness

Risk Management, Security, Technology

PWC  |  When it comes to influencing security behaviours for remote working and virtual meetings, office posters aren’t an option. Organisations need new and engaging ways to ensure employees keep data and systems safe while working from home.

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Managing Risks: A New Framework

Risk Management

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW   |   Risk management is too-often treated as a compliance issue that can be solved by drawing up lots of rules and making sure that all employees follow them. Many such rules, of course, are sensible and do reduce some risks that could severely damage a company. But rules-based risk management will not […]

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