In our interview this month, we hear from Abubakr Hummeida FCCA, chief internal auditor at Qatar’s public works authority, Ashghal. As the clock ticks down to the start of the Fifa World Cup, he has his hands full leading assurance for crucial infrastructure projects in the Gulf state, the first in the Middle East to host the tournament.

We also meet Raqibul Faiaze Mohammad Ikramah FCCA, head of financial accounting and reporting at telecoms giant Grameenphone in Bangladesh. He tells us why aligning with a company’s values is key to professional growth.

Also in South Asia, we report on what employers in Sri Lanka need from finance professionals, in a challenging and constantly changing business environment.

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.  

In further public sector coverage, we look at how sustainability accounting will support governments, and why the public sector needs its own set of sustainability standards.

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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