Accounting

A growing number of companies are using the international framework for integrated reporting to better communicate to their stakeholders how they create capital value.

Integrated reporting becomes fitter for purpose


The whole financial services industry has been in a state of flux for some time now, and major industry changes are still looming.

What's the future for financial services?


A highlight of the budget are HK$5000 electronic consumer vouchers that will be handed out to every eligible Hong Kong permanent resident and new immigrants aged 18 or above.

Record deficit, but Hong Kong banking on economic growth again


Each Singaporean child up to the age of 20 in 2021 will receive a one-off top-up of S$200 to their child development, Edusave, or post-secondary education accounts based on their age and education level.

11 announcements you may have missed from the 2021 Singapore Budget


The 2021 Budget will support initiatives to drive sustainability, digitalisation and innovation, and help businesses and workers succeed in a post-pandemic future.

Singapore unveils expansionary 2021 Budget to emerge stronger from COVID-19


Three senior CPA discuss what they learnt from 2020 and how they plan to identify 2021’s risks and opportunities.

Top accounting trends for 2021


The initiative for mandating climate-related financial disclosures is consistent with consensus views from alliances such as the 72-member Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).

Climate risk reporting on the agenda


Agenda decisions are not intended to add to or change the standards, however they may help guide practice where there is divergence from them on particular issues.

Clarifying compliance with IFRIC agenda decisions


Support for climate action is building in the corporate sector, but is it happening fast enough? Can we transform our eco-anxiety into action that moves the dial?

Eco-anxiety: What it is and how accountants can help


Adopting e-signature technology can be transformational for businesses, and particularly SMEs.

Sign of the times: how to pick the best software for e-signatures


The sooner an insolvency practitioner is made aware of a client’s financial difficulties, the more options become available to the accountant and client.

Insolvency: How to recognise the signs


In the US and several other jurisdictions, financial reporting has moved into the digital era. But Australian companies have yet to go down that path.

Digital reporting: The way forward for financial reports


Remote work and the complexities of the hybrid workplace have emerged as major issues for many organisations.

How accountants met the challenges of COVID-19


2020 saw a lot of audit activity by the Australian Taxation Office and State Revenue Offices. Here are four of the most frequent claim types from the 2019/2020 financial year.

What does 2021 have in store for ATO audit activity?


A banking customer verifies her identity to check her social security fund balance using an electronic ID card, part of mobile payment app Alipay, in Hangzhou, China.

Survey: Business efficiency key driver of FinTech


Analytical skills, and the ability to share insights behind the numbers, will become even more important – and it is something that employers will come to expect.

The accounting skills most in-demand post-pandemic


More businesses and governments are engaging in ethical investing – in the pursuit of both financial returns and socially desirable outcomes.

Dr Dambisa Moyo: Responsible investing in the future


Accountancy has seen the rise of such subscription services, from basic consumer-level bookkeeping services through to complex industry-specific accountancy software for large firms.

Set and forget: Subscription services on the up and up


PwC estimates that Australian workers are underpaid by A$1.35 billion in entitlements each year, and that 13 per cent of the workforce is affected by the underpayments annually.

Staff underpayment: How to get payroll right


Data visualisation tools take raw data and help analysts turn it into information, intelligence or insight. They also speed up the analysis process.

Hidden figures: How data visualisation can tell your story


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