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Profile: Alan de Sousa Caires

Posted on March 18th, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Alan de Sousa Caires has a job that could make other accountants jealous.  He is director of finance and business services at BBC Media Action, which is as exciting as.. read more

Social mobility

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Countries and regions with poor social mobility are also more prone to corruption, or at least the perception of corruption, according to analysis undertaken by ACCA.  These findings – from.. read more

Leprechaun economics

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

United States’ economist Paul Krugman used the term ‘leprechaun economics’ to explain the disparity between Ireland’s national accounts and the less glorious reality on the ground.  “Ireland, famously, is a.. read more

Baltic fintech

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

The Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – are world leaders in fintech.  According to a World Economic Forum report ­– ‘Europe’s Hidden Entrepreneurs’ –  Estonia is Europe’s number.. read more

Hope for social housing

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Housing associations are feeling more confident and more positive.  Prime minister Theresa May made a major speech this autumn at the annual conference of the National Housing Federation, the body.. read more

John Sayles profile

Posted on October 17th, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Supplier due diligence is a hot topic in government following the collapse of Carillion and profit warnings from other large public sector contractors.  This places John Sayles FCCA at the.. read more

Councils in crisis

Posted on October 17th, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

The crisis at Northamptonshire County Council is perhaps the most stark example, but its financial difficulties are far from unique.  Central government’s phasing out of the revenue support grant to.. read more

Coining IT: Ireland’s burgeoning Initial Coin Offerings

Posted on July 16th, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Coining IT: Ireland’s burgeoning ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings)                           http://www.accaglobal.com/ie/en/member/member/accounting-business/2018/07/corporate/cryptocurrencies-blockchains.html  

PPPs in Ireland

Posted on June 18th, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

“Public Private Partnerships cannot be regarded as an economically viable option for delivering public infrastructure,” concluded a recent report from the European Court of Auditors.  The EU’s audit body examined.. read more

Follow the Money

Posted on May 16th, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Irish company AID:Tech was the first organisation in the world to use blockchain technology to prove that international aid to Syrian refugees in Lebanon was delivered and to whom.  The.. read more

Ireland’s social housing hiccup

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Housing association borrowing is set to go onto the government’s balance sheet, potentially reducing the availability of funding for new social housing.  The Central Statistical Office has warned the government.. read more

Kieran Donnelly profile

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Kieran Donnelly became involved in public audit because a job “came up”.  But, perhaps to his surprise, he enjoyed the work.  “It was exciting in the early days,” he recalls. .. read more