Date posted: 2/12/2020 5 min read

Dec 2020 – Jan 2021 Acuity issue is out now

Acuity’s Dec 2020–Jan 2021 issue looks beyond COVID-19 to delve into the big issues affecting business in the year ahead.

In Brief

  • The Dec 2020–Jan 2021 issue of Acuity features 20 young CAs who are making their mark as future leaders in the business and community.
  • It also delves into the big issues that will affect us in 2021, from remote working to the death of the CBD and the pressure to remake capitalism.
  • Other articles include an in-depth look at how to turn around businesses after the pandemic and a survey of tax software to increase productivity.

To say 2020 has been challenging is an understatement. But it’s time to think beyond COVID-19 and its immediate impacts to what will be affecting people and business in the year ahead.

The Dec 2020–Jan 2021 issue of Acuity canvasses those ‘big ideas’ with thought leaders and experts from a variety of fields.

We explore how the pandemic may permanently change the workplace, from the death of the CBD to the loss of watercooler moments in the office. Acclaimed global strategist Viktor Shvets ponders the future direction of capitalism, predicting more technology, more government and, ironically, more humanity.

We look at the industry sectors that are set to boom and the new applications of artificial intelligence. And after a year when “unprecedented” became a cliché, we talk to auditors about the future of risk assessment.

Meet Acuity’s future leaders

The December issue also features Acuity’s future leaders, a select group of 20 CAs aged 35 and under who exemplify leadership in business, their workplace or community.

These young chartered accountants demonstrate a commitment to the CA ANZ Code of Ethics and Professional Standards, have the know-how to lead others with compassion, and believe in making a difference to business and community through innovation. We hear what makes them our leaders of tomorrow.

Congratulations to:

Khalid Ahmed CA, m-View Live Video
Andrew Chan CA, formerly with PCCW
Stephanie Cooper-Poka CA, Māori Television
Lee Duffield CA, All In Advisory
Tim Dwyer CA, Microba
Charlotte Fehon CA, HOYTS Group
Scott Kendall CA, Hamilton Airport
Chiau Lin Lau CA, Monark Property Partners
Annè Lensink CA, Villa Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors
Michelle Mak CA, Deliveroo
Andrew Manto CA, sonnen Australia
Michelle Maynard CA, Carbon Group
Lisa Mead CA, Social Currency
Joyce Ong CA, Australian Taxation Office
Cory Pearson CA, SCOTT Technology
Jessie Pill CA, BlueScope Steel
Meghal Shah CA, Action on Poverty
Ramandeep Singh CA, State Services Commission
Alan Tse CA, Altina Drinks
Xiao Xu CA, UNSW

Also in the December issue

In our regular tech guide, Sholto Macpherson surveys the latest tax software choices and how firms use them to increase productivity.

And as government pandemic supports wind down, we take an in-depth look at insolvency and offer advice on how to steer distressed businesses through this challenging time.

It’s all in the latest issue of Acuity, with Deliveroo’s Michelle Mak CA in London on the cover of the Australian issue and the State Services Commission’s Ramandeep Singh CA in Wellington on the New Zealand issue.

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