Our main interview this month is with new ACCA president Orla Collins. She explains why ethics and integrity will be among her key focuses during her year in office, and discusses how she’s balancing leadership responsibilities with her new role as deputy managing director of Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland.
The start of the year brings good news for young travellers, after an Irish practice won a legal challenge with the Australian authorities over the so-called ‘backpacker tax’. It’s also a time for new resolutions, such as finding ways to help slow climate change and reduce energy consumption. We have an article looking at the key role for accountants in providing the data and reporting needed for companies to meet environmental targets.
Finally, we have added another podcast to our series – the latest episode is on practical ways leaders can support staff in difficult times, on both personal and professional levels.