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IMG_0275We hosted a joint roundtable with United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on “Accounting for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” on 5 October. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. It has been estimated that across Asia, the SDGs have the potential to usher in new market opportunities worth $5 trillion by 2030. ACCA is exploring the role of the profession in delivering the SDGs and the findings from this lively session will contributed to the report “Sustainable Development Goals” released on 1 Nov 2017.
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Robotic process automation and artificial intelligence have been said to bring about disruption to all areas of businesses,  evidently in recent years on the customer facing front.

However, the transformation on how we deliver our business, will also impact finance leaders as they will need to process information faster, crunch data more efficiently to generate insights into bringing the business well into the future.

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In an interview with CNBC, self-made billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of the hit ABC reality show “Shark Tank,” said that if he lost everything overnight, he could do it all again. Whilst he expressed doubts that he might be a billionaire again, he had no doubts that he would become a multimillionaire again.

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At the ACCA’s #SmartPractice Event on 19 May. From left to right: Joseph Alfred, Head of Policy at ACCA and moderator for the panel discussion (standing) ; Lau Kah Hee, Partner, Derrick Wong & Lim BC LLP (ACCA); Gajendran Vyapuri, Partner, EY Singapore; K G Tan, Managing Director, Precursor; Alan Chang, Managing Director, OA International; Shivaji Das, Partner and Head of Consulting (APAC), Frost & Sullivan; and Jocelyn Goh, Partner – Audit & Assurance, BDO and moderator for the panel discussion (standing)

 

 

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Pick up any business magazine and there is likely to be an article about the implications of millennials in the workplace – their likes, dislikes, work habits and aspirations. But are the youngest generation at work today innately different from those in whose footsteps they are following? Are their career aspirations and work preferences truly at odds from generations before?

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