As 2022 comes to an end, we meet Arshad Gadit ACCA, whose job title – global CEO at AthGadlang – reflects his ambitions for the professional services firm. With the business already established in five jurisdictions in the Gulf Cooperation Council region and the UK, the Pakistan-born entrepreneur, now based in Bahrain, has bold plans to expand it further afield. Read more in our article.

Elsewhere, our columnist Justin Harper examines the recruitment challenges facing private-sector businesses as the UAE economy hots up and new Emiratisation regulations kick in, while a separate article explores the UAE’s progress on sustainability and green initiatives as it looks ahead to hosting COP28 in 2023.

Other highlights to end the year include infographics illustrating the rise and fall of accountancy software providers and the performance of the global software market, and three very good reasons why forecasts are a ‘waste of time’.

Finally, if you haven’t completed your CPD requirements yet, there’s still time to boost your units by reading articles in our CPD special edition. You can earn up to 11 units learning how to develop leadership skills, keeping up to date with developments in financial reporting, and finding out about how the latest trends in emerging technology might affect finance professionals.

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