Date posted: 19/12/2019 4 min read

Accountancy Futures - Accounting for the planet

Explore the critical issues facing the accounting profession in the latest jointly produced magazine from CA ANZ and ACCA.

In brief

  • How can businesses do their part in the fight against climate change
  • Professional accountants can rebuild faith in an era of distrust
  • Auditors need to keep up with the changing nature of technology

As we enter a new decade, climate change is one of the most significant topics of discussion across industries.

The latest edition of Accounting Futures magazine takes a look at a key question being asked of organisations today: How can we achieve sustainable and economic growth?

Our cover issue explores the need for economies and societies to record their environmental and social impact as we work towards securing a sustainable planet.

The magazine features an interview with Kevin Jones FCCA, in celebration of him becoming the first ACCA member gaining CA ANZ membership following the alliance. He discusses his role as CFO at Sydney Water and the importance of financial prudence.

In this edition’s tech section, the auditor’s role is examined in the wake of new and evolving technologies. The way we use technology in the sector is not the only thing to have changed in the finance and accounting industry. While accountants were considered the fifth most trusted profession in CA ANZ's The future of trust: New technology meets old-fashioned values report, CA ANZ president Stephen Walker FCA says there is an opportunity to improve this perception.

"The starting point for our personal, professional and organisational decision-making must be 'let's do the right thing'," he says.

This edition also examines inclusivity and supporting women in the workplace, and asks whether innovation and technology is accounting best practice.

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