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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

Recognising business excellence for 10 years

12 September 2016
Having a stable and prosperous Europe relies on businesses to create a stronger, more innovative and ethical business community, that sits at the very core of a globalised economy. During the last ten years, The European Business Awards, supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from the length and breadth of Europe, have celebrated business excellence across the continent, and I’m proud that RSM has been there to support this initiative since its inception.

Data is power

19 August 2016
Data is Power: How the Internet of Things can create more agile, efficient middle market businesses, a blog by Jean Stephens, CEO

The BEPS Puzzle: Is it fitting together?

27 July 2016
BEPS is like a puzzle. At least, it is puzzling when you stop and think about how it’s all going to come together. There have been some significant developments around BEPS over the past few weeks. A guest blog by Rebecca Reading, RSM UK.

Aerogen: The exposure from winning a European Business Award is amazing

14 July 2016
An interview John Power, CEO of Aerogen, the Irish winner of the RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the 2015-16 European Business Awards.

RSM congratulates Europe's best businesses

22 June 2016
RSM would like to congratulate all of the finalists and the overall category winners of the EBA. The calibre of the businesses present this year was outstanding and a true demonstration of entrepreneurialism, innovation and leadership. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future.

5 things middle market companies need to know about renewable energy

2 June 2016
There has been a significant shift in the renewable energy market over the last ten years. Previously, the incremental development and high costs of renewable energy discouraged growth in the industry, but in recent times, advancements in the commercial and technological arena have transformed the landscape. Now, renewables are competing on a similar scale to fossil fuels for global investment. Between 2006 and 2015, investment in renewable energy totalled $2.2 trillion.

Education and engagement: solving the skills shortage

4 May 2016
With a British referendum, migrant crisis and China’s slowdown occurring, the lack of skilled workers available has become an increasingly prevalent global issue.

Myanmar - a new frontier

1 April 2016
Continuing our series on frontier and emerging markets, we focus here on Myanmar – the latest country to be listed as a frontier market.

Pledge for parity in the accounting industry

8 March 2016
As with many white-collar professions, there is the perception in the accounting industry that the majority of employees are white and male, as they were in previous generations. Although we have made some marked progress worldwide, and there are more women in the profession overall, as the only female CEO of a top ten global accounting network, I am conscious that there is still much to be done to further diversity.

Davos in the digital age

16 February 2016
Last month, 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, academics and journalists united in Davos, committed to improving the state of the world by shaping global, regional and industry agendas.

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