New guidance helps internal auditors and external assurance practitioners assess companies’ human rights performance and reporting.
New assurance guidance from Mazars and Shift puts human rights at the heart of corporate governance debate
Experts demand end to illogical financial reporting rules
Almost three quarters of global and intangible value are not reflected in balance sheets.
What challenges face small to medium-sized practices?
Firms must overcome a range of challenges in the coming five years to ensure their long-term survival.
Politics on the economic agenda
The irony of timing will not be lost on the author of the article ‘Politics remains rooted at the top of the economic agenda’ (in Finance Director, 18 April), which opened with ‘Foreign Exchange markets often reflect political fears, so the fact that none of the major currencies has moved dramatically this year is testament to the lack of big surprises.’
Does infrastructure hold secrets for the global economy?
Will investing in infrastructure further improve the global economy or is it just another pipedream?
Can accountancy be socially conscious?
The financial aspects of accountancy mean that it's a particularly difficult field for professionals to be ethically and morally conscious, as money is often the main driver and the way in which success is measured.
Biggest global challenges for business
There are many challenges facing businesses around the world, but there are some that are more likely to affect companies than others.
Accountants need to prepare for 50 public sector forces
There are 50 forces changing the public sector that accountants need to be prepared for.
What does the circular economy mean for 2017?
Most businesses will be affected by the sustainability of resources in some way, but will a circular economy improve things?
How can employers get more STEM professionals?
Professionals in the STEM industries are desperately needed, but how can employers ensure they recruit the right type of candidate and keep this talent in their organisation?