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November 2020 issue



Professional pioneer

As the new president of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants and the first woman to fill the role, Cecilia Zimba FCCA highlights relevance and collaboration as the way forward



Ready for anything

SmarTree Consulting’s founder Sheila Ujoodha FCCA is on a mission to ensure her clients are prepared for any risk – pandemic or otherwise




Public funding goes green

State aid is increasingly conditional on environmental considerations, but are the requirements strong enough to make a difference?

African countries too often use tax incentives to attract investment to sectors like manufacturing when in fact other factors bear more weight

Tax and tax management

Time to halt incentive bonanza

West African countries are locked in a race-to-the-bottom as they compete to offer tax benefits to foreign investors


For Nauman Asif Mian FCCA, CFO at recruitment portal Bayt.com, the job market in the Middle East and North Africa has a rosy future

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As Alan Johnson FCCA becomes IFAC president, the accountant looks forward to the continued development of a diverse and inclusive profession

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Caroline McLuckie FCCA, CFO of Basketball New South Wales, is positive about the future of the sporting industry despite the devastating impact of the pandemic on finances

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For Nataliya Shokurova ACCA, an interest in languages and numbers has led to exciting opportunities in Asia, including her current role as manager at Perun Consultants

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