Welcome back to AB after the festive break. Our latest monthly roundup features an analysis of the tax challenges facing crossborder workers, as Irish companies continue to face pandemic-related disruption. We also have an interview with Alexander Ashby FCCA, head of markets in group treasury at Tesco, who acts as a business partner for all the regional CFOs, including Ireland, and has been leading on the supermarket’s sustainability-linked supply chain finance offering.

In other news, we look at the findings of an ACCA survey that reveal 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’re wanting to get ahead with your CPD units this year, we have an article offering tips on managing self-criticism, guidance on handling the data retention and erasure requirements under GDPR, 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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