This month AB continues to look at post-pandemic recovery, with an exploration of CEOs’ expectations for the global economy this year.

Our main interview is with Mariam Riza FCCA, CEO at intergenerational inclusion experts Wattleshire. A Sri Lankan national now based in Australia, she talks about tackling age-related biases and assumptions, and why organisational balance matters.

We also have practical guidance in the form of a case study from Marriott International on how to merge the tax and accounting functions, and advice for expat members contemplating retiring in the UAE.

Of particular interest to practitioners, we look at the impact of culture on audit – whether similar ancestral backgrounds between auditors and CFOs affect reporting outcomes.

In terms of CPD units on offer this month, you can read up on how IFRS 17 is changing the accounting for insurance contracts. And we continue our series of ‘fundamentals of IFRS’ with a video on IAS 40.

Further information

See the other regional editions of AB: