The CA magazine April 2016

CA magazine April 2016
By Robert Outram, Editor The CA

1 April 2016

The April 2016 issue of The CA magazine is out now and our cover story focuses on the challenges facing the oil and gas sector.

With the global oil price continuing to bump along at a crucially low level, what does the industry need to do to survive, and what steps has it taken so far?

Also this month, continuing with an energy theme, we meet incoming ICAS President, Ken McHattie, chairman of Aurora Petroleum. What are his thoughts o the sector’s roller-coaster ride and what will be his priorities as he prepares to stat his presidential year?

Our information technology feature looks at how information technology can help professional firms to become more productive? We feature a range of examples of how IT and communications technology can help, from increasing connectivity with homeworking staff to cutting out paperwork in client files.

Our feature on professional development examines the role of ethics in training. How can continuing professional development, whether in organisations or business schools, teach ethics to the next generation of business leaders? Could it be done better and if so how? Can training post-CA qualification add anything to the professional ethics instilled in ICAS training?

Plus: Donald Drysdale’s analysis of the Chancellor’s Spring Budget; Q&A profile with Henderson Loggie’s Gavin Black; and in the Last Word, PwC’s Gilly Lord considers the role of the auditor once artificial intelligence becomes a standard business tools.

Finally, as One Young CA 2016 launches, we report on how the competition will feature even more high-achieving young CAs this year.

The CA April 2016

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