Islamic finance rests on the application of Islamic law, or Shariah, whose primary sources are the Qur'an and the sayings and practice of the Prophet Muhammad. Shariah, and very much in the context of Islamic finance, emphasises justice and partnership. The ACCA Financial Management syllabus contains a section on Islamic finance (Section E3). This podcast explores the main tenets of Islamic finance and how it applies in a contemporary business world.
Your ability to constantly evolve your technology skills – your digital quotient – is a pivotal competency that will keep your career, indeed your profession, in the game. This podcast explores the notion of DQ and how it affects the path of the contemporary accountant.
Understanding the business model of an entity is helpful in analysing and communicating the essence of a business and for predicting the implications of a change in circumstance on a business. Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) candidates should use this technique to improve their answers to SBR questions and this podcast should help them to do this.
The Strategic Business Leader exam mirrors the workplace, providing opportunities to demonstrate a blend of technical, practical and professional skills. In this episode we speak to SBL prizewinner Aminat Kamaru, senior associate risk assurance professional at PwC Nigeria, about how she tackled studying for this exam, what inspired her and what were the key factors in enabling her success.
In this episode our special guest is Sophie Taylor, an internal auditor at a financial services company. As a prizewinner from the March 2019 Strategic Business Leader exam, Sophie shares which resources she found most useful and offers tips about how to study for and pass the SBL exam.
In this episode our special guest is Tom Wood, a recruitment manager at Morgan McKinley. Tom shares his expertise and experience in this field, offering advice on how to boost your CV and LinkedIn profile, how to prepare for interview and what employers are looking for.
There are many issues that accountants may encounter in practice for which no accounting standard currently exists; one example is cryptocurrencies. For example, as no accounting standard currently exists to explain how cryptocurrency should be accounted for, accountants have no alternative but to refer to existing accounting standards. This podcast demonstrates to Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) candidates how this can be done using cryptocurrencies as an example.
The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals tackling major world issues agreed by 193 UN member states to be achieved by 2030. In this podcast we look at what the goals are and how they can provide insights for companies into how to create economic, social and environmental value for their investors and other stakeholders.