Month: June 2019

Blockchain: hype or hope?

Blockchain technology offers a promise of many benefits, but only if it’s designed and built correctly. There is a stark contrast between what I call the “technical view” and the “business view” of emerging technologies like blockchain, AI, and quantum computing. However, focusing only on one or the other can present challenges that have long-term consequences for companies. …

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The Auditor: Quo vadis?

South African CA Linda de Beer, writing in the IAFEI Quarterly, asks where the audit profession is headed. It’s a timely question, given the number of scandals swirling around the heads of auditors. In 2018 a US Federal judge awarded a mammoth $625 million judgement against PwC for negligence in its audit of Colonial Bank. …

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CFOs have ‘greater responsibility’, or do they?

From Moneyweb: After two days of questioning before the judicial commission of inquiry probing issues of governance at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), it is unclear what suspended chief financial officer (CFO) Matshepo More is responsible for. The PIC, which manages over R2 trillion in state pensions and other social assets, has been dogged by allegations of …

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S&P Global Ratings: All the latest updates from Global corporates; How we Assess ESG Factors and our latest views on the US-China Trade Wars

Our Approach to Assessing ESG in Credit Ratings The fixed-income market’s heightened focus on ESG has only emerged recently. However, ESG has been at the heart of our ratings approach for many years. We have long incorporated ESG considerations into our credit analysis. What we aim to do now is to more clearly underline to …

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IAFEI_CFE’s Tax Top 5

OECD Programme on Digital Taxation The OECD has published the work programme on the next steps on taxation of the digital economy. The document sets out the organisation of the OECD work for the next while as well as modified proposals for profit allocation and nexus rules that take into account tax challenges of the …

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17: Tanya Tosen

Tax Consulting SA SARS has extended their global reach and now has access to all bank accounts worldwide.   CIARAN RYAN: This is CFO Talks and today we’re joined by Tanya Tosen of Tax Consulting. Tanya has over 15 years of tax and employee benefit experience, which encompasses optimising employee salary packages incorporating all benefits, …

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