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Supply Chain Disruption, Inflation and High Interest rates: How do these impact the value of your business?

11 January 2023
The term ‘Unprecedented’ has been widely associated with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. Just as the world toils to recover from the catastrophic event, the ever-changing geo-political and economic environment continues to pose challenges to the global supply chain and inflation pressures. Let us take a look at how supply chain disruptions, increasing inflation and higher interest rates impact the value of businesses.

Renewable Energy Solutions Impacting Supply Chains

18 October 2022
As the world returns to normalcy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses across sectors are reviving themselves using various sustainability and business continuity measures. Countries and businesses across the globe are now turning towards renewable energy solutions to tackle this long-drawn challenge as part of a new age of ESG practices. What are the long term impacts of such solutions, particularly in the supply chain industry?

SMEs and Decarbonisation: A Practical Guide

21 September 2022
The transition towards a green economy cannot be over-emphasised in today’s business world. Singapore’s commitment to carbon emission goals for 2030 and 2050 have accelerated the need for more pervasive measures to be taken to address the issue of “greening”. Regulations have been tightened and a slew of initiatives have been introduced to encourage greater adoption of sustainable business practices.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Stay Agile

5 August 2022
COVID-19 has been a major, disruptive event, one that should serve as a wake-up call to nonprofits: It’s time to become agile. Here are 5 ways that can help.

Is your Construction Company Prepared for a Digital Transformation?

21 July 2022
The construction ecosystem comprises a highly integrated mix of contractors and subcontractors acting in concert to achieve a common goal: a successful, safely built project. Adopting new technologies—artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics within workflows, 3D printing, or Internet of Things (IoT) solutions—will be critical to remaining efficient, effective, and profitable. This guide outlines six steps construction managers can take to move their companies toward a digital transformation—and competitive advantage. 

Part II: Building Your Overseas Investment Structure

18 July 2022
As companies expand their supply chain across several countries, there is a need for businesses to take note of several key aspects to ensure that business operations continue to run smoothly and risks and remuneration are adequately distributed. Part II of this series also discusses the key elements that go into building an efficient supply chain and investment structures commonly adopted by businesses across the region.

Part I: Building Your Overseas Investment Structure

18 July 2022
Singapore continues to shine as a trading platform and many investors looking to expand into Southeast Asia are increasingly choosing Singapore as their ideal location to setup holding companies. In this two part series, we will explore the fundamental aspects of investing in Singapore and the key elements that go into setting up your global supply chain. Let’s begin with understanding Singapore as an investment hub.

Leveraging Python for Finance Analytics, Automation, and Applications

15 July 2022
RSM Singapore conducted a training workshop from 7th – 8th July 2022, for members of CPA Australia on the use of Python programming for accounting and finance functions. This workshop, conducted by Ow Ghim Siong, Deputy Head of Data Science and his team, offered participants an overview of how Python can be used to enhance their job efficiencies. Participants included former Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), senior Vice-Presidents (VPs) and finance managers. 

GST Analytics

7 July 2022
As businesses evolve and become increasingly sophisticated, so does the complexity of business transactions. Ensuring accurate GST treatment in the face of regular regulatory updates continues to challenge businesses' ability to manage GST risks.

The Role of Forensic Accountants in Investigations and Beyond

7 July 2022
Forensic accountants utilise accounting, auditing, and investigative skills to examine the finances of an individual or business. As financial misdeeds proliferate across the globe and investigations are launched, forensic accountants play an increasingly important role in uncovering the truth behind such misdeeds. Which leads one to question: How does forensic accounting feature in an investigation and what skills do forensic accountants possess in order to navigate the complexities of an investigation? Read to find out.

Logistics & Transportation : Digital Transformation in a Post COVID-19 World

1 July 2022
Covid-19 has had a visible impact on many businesses across various industries over the past 2 years. With an increasing presence of e-commerce and lowered manpower due to the pandemic, the logistics and transportation side of the supply chain industry has been hit hard. How can digital transformation be used to help this industry find the most cost-efficient means to achieve their business goals? Read to find out. 

Are you transaction ready?

16 June 2022
Here are some key questions to help maximise the value of your transactions and achieve your business objectives.

Understanding Green Audit & the Need for Sustainable Business Options

15 June 2022
As businesses move towards becoming more sustainable, green auditing plays an important role in helping organizations achieve trust and reliability, and preventing green fraud, grant fraud and fraudulent ESG credentials.

MAS Business Continuity Management Guidelines

14 June 2022
In June 2022, the Monetary Authority of Singapore issued a set of revised guidelines on business continuity management to emphasise the need for financial institutions to maintain their business continuity and resilience against disruptive events such as IT outages, pandemic outbreaks, cyber-attacks, and physical threats.

Cybersecurity Threats Faced by Educational Institutions

7 June 2022
The turn of the century saw the rise of digital technology, with organizations and businesses adopting new cloud and digital platforms that enable them to operate with greater efficiency and store large amounts of data with ease.