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jeanstephens.pngAs CEO of RSM, I’m always on the move working with RSM member firms in over 100 countries around the world. My travel gives me a unique perspective on both local challenges facing businesses and global trends shaping their future in a shifting economic landscape.

International accountancy has always been a fast-paced, exciting and rewarding industry. As technical as it may seem, our industry is also very much a people business. Through this blog, I plan on sharing with you  insights from my colleagues, our clients and other industry leaders which I hope you find interesting. And of course, I will keep you updated with news from within the RSM World.

I hope you enjoy reading.

Jean Stephens

Guest post: The death of Chavez - what's next for Cuba?

13 March 2013
RSM’s Regional Leader for Latin America, Bob Burdett, provides first-hand his thoughts on the impact of the death of Chavez for its main benefactor - Cuba.

Celebrating International Women's Day

7 March 2013
Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate on this day.

RSM becomes lead sponsor of European Business Awards 2013/14

5 March 2013
Since their inception in 2007 the European Business Awards have become one of the most engaging and best recognised business awards programmes in the world.

Global outlook - 2013 mirrors 2012

15 February 2013
2013, like 2012, looks like it could be a tale of a two-speed global economy. The industrialised nations will struggle with growth, while developing economies – particularly in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – will again be the fastest growing economies.

A Promising New Year for RSM China

8 February 2013
Chinese New Year is upon us, which is the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at one of the most dynamic markets in the world today, in spite of the turbulent global economy.

Need for auditors to communicate the value we add is greater than ever

4 February 2013
Auditors are often thought of as quiet, unassuming types – a stereotype which isn’t wholly untrue – but we clearly need to do much more to communicate to clients and other stakeholders the real value of the work we do.

Bridging the gap between management and boards

18 January 2013
I read with interest a recent white paper written by The National Association of Corporate Directors and our US member firm, McGladrey, which delves into some of the gaps between what management communicates and what boards need to know.

Honouring Europe's finest businesses

11 January 2013
I would like to offer my congratulations to each of the 100 businesses from across Europe that were just announced as Ruban D’Honneur finalists in the European Business Awards.

Business confidence in the Middle East and Africa trailing Europe

28 December 2012
Can there be anywhere in the world less confident about its business prospects than Europe right now? Most people would answer that question with an emphatic ‘no’. But, during our recent annual conference in London, we polled the 280 delegates – from all corners of the globe - and got some contrary and interesting views.

Accountants are the most trusted advisors to business

21 December 2012
Accountants are normally quite unassuming people, not given to self-congratulation. It is pleasing, therefore, when other people recognise our strengths.

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