Welcome back to AB after the festive break. Our latest monthly roundup features an interview with Riyad Al Mubarak, who is leading ambitious plans to reform the accounting and auditing profession in the United Arab Emirates.

We also consider the prospects for talent in the Middle East as the region experiences a post-Covid bounceback.

In other news, we report 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 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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