Fintech is set to be the latest career frontier for accountants. The fact that 50% of accountants are considering a move into financial technology shows that the profession is willing to seize these new opportunities. There is, though, a risk that older generations could miss out if they believe they do not have the necessary skills. Our article summarising the findings of a recent ACCA report on the subject reveals the breadth of opportunities available in fintech. We have also distilled the highlights in graphics.
We hear from Karl Mohan FCCA, general manager of Crypto.com in Asia Pacific, on what excites him about working for an innovative company in the cryptocurrency space. He talks about regulation, compliance and security as cryptocurrencies become mainstream.
Our columnist Errol Oh considers the on-off relationship with the goods and services tax in Malaysia. With the government potentially bringing back GST, what lessons can be learned from the previous unpopular foray into introducing a goods and services tax regime?
We find out how companies are exploring ways of creating resilient finance teams in the post-pandemic phase, in our article on how to shape tomorrow’s firm.
And business psychologist Jess Baker offers some advice on how to develop your listening and communication skills to help improve relationships with colleagues and clients.
Finally, can you guess which the most expensive city in the world is for expats? See the listing for the answer.