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Accountants Have Benefited From Automation Since 3 000 BC. Why Should it Stop Now? 

Nicolaas van Wyk It’s a pity that in 1920 when archaeologists discovered 5 000 year old tablets along the Euphrates River in modern day Iraq, they didn’t speak to their accountant. The tablets and the strange symbols engraved on them would bemuse scientists for the next 50 years until an archaeologist eventually determined that they …

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African accountancy profession is broadly optimistic about the economic future  

A ground-breaking study into the accountancy profession in Africa reveals 55% of accountants are optimistic about Africa’s economic prospects, but skill shortages, especially in the areas of technology and strategy are a major concern for respondents.   PAFA (the Pan African Federation of Accountants), ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), and PwC joined forces to …

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8 Ways for Accountants to Minimize Legal Risks

The pandemic disrupted business as usual, and for accounting professionals, this has meant heightened concerns about liability insurance. How can you protect yourself in the face of shifting clientele and constantly changing tax laws?  Read the full article here.

Less Risky Business: How Tech is Helping Calculate Capital Market Peril 

You can’t predict the future, but increasingly software is helping us forecast with more confidence, according to Robert Cronjé, an analyst at Elenjical Solutions, a fintech capital markets consultancy.  2008. Perhaps the scariest year you can mention to a banker. Not only did the financial crisis give us great movies, but it also initiated a …

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David Wray on how ESG reporting will soon impact all aspects of business  

David Wray is no newcomer to dealing with change. He has been advising top companies across the world for over two decades. We spoke to him about how the climate crisis will necessitate wide ranging organisational changes in the coming years. Your website describes you as a ‘transformation and change management executive’. Would it be …

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