Welcome back to AB after the festive break. Our latest monthly roundup features an interview with Babajide Ibironke FCCA, ACCA Council member and CFO of Viathan Group. A staunch advocate for ACCA, Ibironke is using his skills to push sustainability issues at the Nigerian power supplier as it seeks to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

We also hear from the FDs of Uganda Airlines and Air Botswana about how they have survived the pandemic so far, and the prospects for business expansion as countries sign up to the Single African Air Transport Market.

In other news, we report the findings of an ACCA survey that reveals the extent of work to be done by governments to improve their public financial management (PFM) systems. Looking at survey responses from more than 1,500 ACCA members and affiliates on how governments responded to the pandemic and how PFM should now evolve to deal with future crises, the report describes a mixed picture globally.

If you still have a shortfall in your CPD units, we have an article offering tips on managing self-criticism, and an overview of the IASB’s plans for sustainability standards, among other pieces in our CPD section.

Finally, don’t forget that AB has been producing podcasts on a range of topics – so you can stay informed while walking off any holiday excesses.

We wish you a happy new year.

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