Thursday, May 26, 2022

Is it time to ditch your inefficient accountant for a better one?

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Having the right accountant is more than just about making sure that your books are balanced or that your taxes are handled at the end of the financial year. Having the right accountant could mean establishing a business relationship for life. This is why it’s important to recognise that if your current accountant is not meeting your needs, it might be time for a change—and the process is much easier than you might think.

MetricStream enables customers to navigate increasingly connected GRC

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MetricStream, the organisation concerned with integrated risk management (IRM) and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), announced its latest product release, Danube, designed to enable customers to successfully navigate an increasingly connected GRC world. The Danube release includes advanced risk quantification, automated compliance across cloud environments, and support for the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), providing a framework to assist clients with climate-related financial risk disclosures.

Napier continues EMEA expansion to meet demand for AML solutions

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Napier, provider of anti-financial crime compliance solutions, has announced a commitment in 2022 to invest further in its EMEA operations as the market for AI-enhanced AML technology continues to grow at pace.

Shufti Pro announces $20 million Series A funding to accelerate growth

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A global AI-powered IDV solutions, Shufti Pro, has announced that it has raised $20m in Series A funding led by Updata Partners, a tech-focused growth equity firm.

Andersen Global enhances African platform with more coverage in Mali

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Andersen Global adds complementary tax capabilities to its existing platform in Mali with collaborating firm Kanaga Consulting, reinforcing its commitment to provide clients with comprehensive coverage locally and globally. Kanaga Consulting, founded in 2011, provides a broad range of tax, accounting and advisory services, including tax compliance, organizational restructuring, payroll, managerial control, insurance and training.

Rimini Street Korea named a Top 100 in KOREA Best Workplaces™

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Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, and a Salesforce partner, today announced it has been recognized in the Great Places to Work® 2022 KOREA Best Workplaces™ Awards by the global consulting company Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW).

Shareholder proposals at companies concerned with the environment

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Shareholder attendance at the annual general meetings (AGMs) of Computershare clients in Australia in 2021 was the highest it has been in five years, according to the global financial services company and leading online Annual General Meeting platform provider. The figures were revealed in the 2022 AGM Intelligence Report released by Computershare in Australia in conjunction with proxy and corporate governance advisor, Georgeson.

Biza.io hires Chief Information Security Officer amidst rapid growth

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Biza.io, the market leader in Australian Consumer Data Right (CDR) compliance, has announced the hiring of Murray Wayper as its first Chief Information Security Officer. Wayper’s appointment comes off the back of a bumper year for Biza.io, with its revenue growing fivefold over the past 12 months, fuelled by CDR compliance deadlines for Australian banks from July 1st 2021. 

FWX sheds light on COVID-19 question; Has equality improved?

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There are signs that the Coronavirus pandemic is creating a structural shift in gender equality as pressure eases on some of the key barriers to women’s financial progress in 2021, the Financy Women’s Index December quarter report shows. Bianca Hartge-Hazelman, author of the Financy Women’s Index, said that 2022 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Australia to consolidate the gains of 2021 towards economic gender equality.

Financial crime compliance expert from NatWest joins Napier as CPO

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Monk’s experience in the finance sector includes stints at major high street banks including HSBC, Barclays and most recently NatWest. As Napier’s new CPO he will be leading the RegTech’s long-term product vision for next generation SaaS financial crime solutions.