In our interview this month, we meet Lateef Kareem FCCA, CFO (Nigeria) of pan-African private higher education network Honoris United Universities. Also FD of Nile University, he is working to transform the sector in Nigeria and further afield – an engagement that saw him voted ACCA Nigeria Advocate of the Year.

In our careers section, Dr Rob Yeung looks at the personality traits of those who are most likely to be destined for the C-suite. Do you have what it takes to get noticed and put in charge? We also find out whether taking time out and having a career gap in your cv enhances or hinders your employability.  

As COP27 approaches, we look at how sustainability accounting will support governments, and why the public sector needs its own set of sustainability standards. Also this month, our columnist Okey Umeano urges governments to stay committed to change, despite global pressures.

Meanwhile, some of the greatest stories have the ability to engage and delight readers. In our article on telling your corporate story, we get some tips on how companies can think of ways to create a compelling annual report and share their journey with stakeholders. 

Finally, don’t forget to sign up for our virtual Accounting for the Future conference, to earn up to 15 free CPD units. This year’s event runs from 29 November to 1 December.

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