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Former president Donald Trump sits at the defence table with his legal team in a Manhattan court. He’s facing charges related to falsifying business records in a hush money investigation, the first U.S. president ever to be charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Forget Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen — it’s accountants who could seal Trump’s fate

Accountants spurred Al Capone’s downfall and the Watergate scandal was revealed when reporters ‘followed the money.’ Will they also bring down Donald Trump?
As consumers, we can change our lifestyle, our investments and demand change from our governments. Together — along with accountants — we can get there. (Charl Folscher/Unsplash)

What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

To achieve environmental sustainability, we need strong corporate standards that are quantifiably enforced, accountants trained to accurately measure sustainability — and we must all play a role.
The accounting profession and others in the financial services industry are at risk of extinction due to technological advances. (Adeolu Eletu/Unsplash)

Financial professions must pivot to stave off technological extinction

In the face of technological threats, it may be tempting to turn finance professionals into data scientists. This isn’t the way forward. Instead, they need to find new uses for their expertise.

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