The week in two minutes: 8 January 2016
A round-up of the top content you may have missed this week from CA Today.
What CAs need to know in 2016 – ICAS Technical Team
Much of this week’s CA Today content had a strong ‘New Year’ flavour, with a look ahead to important developments in 2016. The ICAS Technical Team provided their insights in key areas including audit, corporate and financial reporting, pensions, charities, sustainability and tax.
The recipe for a happy workforce
Analysis of some of the major staff surveys in 2015 revealed that many employees are looking for more than a good salary. Career progression, flexible benefits and a positive working environment are among the other elements that can keep staff smiling.
Tax assistance for victims of flooding
With many parts of the UK under siege from flooding in recent weeks, Donald Drysdale reported on government financial help available to those affected.
The Power of One – Anton Colella
In an in-depth interview for The CA magazine, ICAS CEO Anton Colella talked about The Power of One initiative and the work ICAS is doing to support members in ethical leadership. Anton said The Power of One responds to a general scepticism and lack of trust in business.
Five quirks of Australian work culture
We took an offbeat look at some of the unique aspects of working in Australia. CAs Down Under provided the inside track on dress code, open-door management policy, fashion fails and even the seemingly more frequent use of foul language. We’d like to say it’s ‘bonzer’ stuff but that’s a cliché.
Festive season surge in tax returns
HMRC revealed that record numbers of people submitted their annual tax returns on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, with hundreds completing their return between midnight and 10am on New Year’s Day.
Five New Year’s resolutions for employers
We continued the New Year theme with a closer look at ways employers can motivate their staff. Providing positive feedback, giving employees a clear vision and defined roles were some of the important factors.
The importance of social media in accountancy
Our in-house social media guru Kyle McHatton reported on research which shows a spike in the use of social media marketing by accountants and its importance in growing new business.
Top CA Today stories in 2015
The CA Today Team had a look back at some of the top-ranking articles of 2015, based on page views on icas.com. News and features on subjects as diverse as top Excel tips, President Jim Pettigrew’s five golden rules of leadership, the annual CA salary survey and the ICAS statement on tax avoidance and evasion proved popular.
Make 2016 the Year of the Mentor, says President Jim
ICAS President Jim Pettigrew CA wrote about the benefits of collective wisdom offered by the Institute and asked all CAs to give thought to signing up for the ICAS global Career Mentoring Programme in 2016.
The year ahead in insolvency
ICAS Director of Insolvency, David Menzies, said 2016 will see some significant changes for those involved in insolvency and restructuring in the UK.