This month, Steven Exley FCCA, group finance director of The Ageas Bowl, the home of Hampshire Cricket, talks about his fascinating career at professional football clubs, retail giants and concert venues, as well as his exciting plans to develop the international cricket ground as a multi-use venue. 

In our public sector coverage, we look at how sustainability accounting will support governments, and why the public sector needs its own set of sustainability standards. We also interview Joanne Watts FCCA, chief regulatory officer at the Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO), whose job it is to ensure the Ministry of Defence gets value for money from its contractors while paying them a fair price.

In business news, coverage of the reforms at Companies House has largely focused on the anti-money laundering ambitions involving a new register of overseas entities. However, less covered are the changes in directors’ responsibilities to improve the accuracy of register information and safeguard against unlawful activity. There are practical implications for businesses.

For practitioners we have guidance on R&D tax relief, and we look at the recent scandals at some of the Big Four firms around exam cheating.

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? Earn CPD from reading this piece. We also find out whether taking time out and having a career gap in your CV enhances or hinders your employability.  

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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