Our cover interview this month is with Imran Zia, director of audit and assurance at the Ministry of Children and Family Development in the government of British Columbia. He tells us about his journey from Lahore to Dubai, Qatar and finally Vancouver, taking in both the private and public sectors. It is a career story of innovation and challenge in equal measure.

March also saw the start of the Formula One season, and to mark this we interview in this short video Russell Braithwaite FCCA, CFO of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, and Tom Capocci FCCA, European head of finance at Haas Formula One, about the 2022 season, financial regulation in the sport and what it’s like to work with your passion. 

In the month where we celebrate International Women’s Day, we have interviews with inspirational young female accountants – all trail-blazing ACCA members. And with just 15% of the world’s banknotes currently featuring famous women, we take a look at which countries are celebrating their female role-models.

We also take a hard look at why governments and businesses need to act now as the heat is turned up on energy security, and review North America’s triple whammy of rising interest rates, inflation and overstretched borrowers.

Radical proposals from the UK and Europe could transform how the profession operates in the future. Read the feature about the future of audit regulation.

Finally, we have a fascinating feature on how blockchain can play a role in ESG activity, and a report on how televised quizzes, TV dramas and computer games are just some of the ways that governments can improve tax compliance.

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