In this issue, we provide highlights of a far-reaching new report on the state of the profession in Africa. Jointly commissioned by ACCA, PwC and the Pan African FederatIon of Accountants, the study is full of fascinating insights and reveals the key role of finance professionals in the development of the continent.
We also speak with Moses Chavi FCCA, head of internal audit at Qatar’s public transport company Mowasalat (Karwa). Originally from Malawi, Chavi has spent much of the last decade with Big Four firms in the Middle East working in several Gulf countries. Now in the public sector, he’s excited to be helping deliver a smooth transport experience for football fans attending the Fifa World Cup.
Elsewhere, we meet Linda Maqoma, president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa, who explains how her organisation is working to increase the number of black accountants in the profession in South Africa and why equality in education is key to this goal.
We also hear from Eelco van der Enden, CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative, on the importance of organisations communicating their impact on society and the environment to myriad stakeholders.
Finally, as we prepare for the start of Wimbledon, we look at how the major tennis tournaments are expected to bounce back from their hefty financial losses during the pandemic.