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Choosing the Right ERP Software for your business

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There is widespread adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems among many businesses today. The Aberdeen Group estimates that 96% of growing companies who excel in their respective industries rely on an ERP system. Want to know why? It’s simple. Increased productivity. ERP systems, cloud-based ones especially, enable business owners to streamline their business and financial functions, increase the productivity …

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Jedox whitepaper – 8 Challenges in Planning & Budgeting in Excel

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Enhance Your Excel Experience with Jedox For as long as most finance professionals can remember, Excel has been the gold standard. But is it still enough? Although Excel is a great tool which offers numerous features that provide a lot of functionality, it still has budgeting, planning, and forecasting limitations that deny users the growth and capabilities now available to …

How to audit the cloud

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Cloud computing is transforming business IT services, but it also poses significant risks that need to be planned for. This practical guide for internal audits outlines how they should assess risk management. Relevant key issues include cloud security, customer services, supplier management and legal and regulatory compliance. Our publication How to audit the cloud provides internal audit functions with important …

China Extends Tax Breaks for Circuit Design, Software Enterprises as Trade War Drags On

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by Dorcas Wong, China Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates On May 22, 2019, the Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation announced an extension to the tax breaks for certain integrated circuit design and software enterprises. The details of the extended preferential tax policies can be found in Cai Shui [2019] No. 68. Qualified integrated circuit design and software …

Cash flow: the challenge all startups and SMEs face

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Launching and running a business is no easy feat. Entrepreneurs wear many hats, and some may not have the training or know-how to manage the financial aspect of their ventures. Why is cash flow such a prevalent challenge for startups? What lessons can you take from those who have been there before? Click here to read the full blog About …

Ethics and new technologies

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Ethics is particularly important for the accountancy profession, with a code for professional ethics based on five basic principles – integrity, objectivity, competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour. However, the emergence of new technologies raises some new challenges for the profession to address. New ethical questions The increasing use of big data, algorithmic decision-making and artificial intelligence can …

What it means to be a ‘beautiful business’

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Find out more about Xero’s culture of care, what we look for in people who wish to work at Xero, our transition into the software world from different fields, what ‘beautiful business’ means. Click here to read the full blog About The Accounting & Finance Show Asia: The Accounting & Finance Show is your one-stop shop for charting the future …

Business Relocation in China: How to Manage Legal, Tax, and HR Concerns

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By Vivian Mao, Allan Xu, Paul Dwyer, China Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates When a business decides to relocate, and picks a site after careful analysis and comparison, the next step is to develop a suitable relocation strategy on the operational level. This entails a number of regulatory formalities and compliance issues that a business needs to treat carefully ahead of …

A guide for entrepreneurs to achieve business potential with technology

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Check out this guide for entrepreneurs to spot the ups and downs of running a SME — and how to unlock your potential with cloud-based technologies. Click here to read the full guide About The Accounting & Finance Show Asia: The Accounting & Finance Show is your one-stop shop for charting the future of the finance function in your business. …

Accountants and data scientists – collaborating for success

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How can finance departments and internal audit make the most of data science? This was the main question Centrica’s internal audit team and ICAEW discussed at a workshop on 15 October 2018. With the rapidly growing volume of data available for decision-making and risk management, finance departments will need to work out how they are going to take advantage of …