ESG for SMEs

The EU economy includes 23 million SMEs, which should benefit from greater access to sustainability advisory services based on their specific needs. The COVID-19 crisis has made it more challenging for SMEs to attract financing they need for their transition efforts. SMEs often lack the capabilities and awareness to seize the opportunities offered by sustainable…

Rethinking risk for the future

“By their nature, SMEs will have an accountant who is well positioned to help them to think about how their business can progress and prepare for the future”” —   says  in the report “Rethinking Risk for the Future”. This  report  looks at the reality, from ACCA’s members’ points of view, about how COVID-19 has made them reassess…

One in five small business owners struggling with mental health issues after a year of disruption

Small business owners are reporting a mental health and welfare crisis as they wage a constant battle to save their businesses, according to a survey from ACCA UK (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and The Corporate Finance Network (CFN). Kirsty McGregor, founder of The Corporate Finance Network, said: ‘It’s a concern that SMEs are…

Risk checklist for SME accountants

Accountancy Europe has posted a fact sheet “SME risk management: insolvency” for accountants on its website. «We highlight the role that professional accountants can play in managing and preparing for the risks, identifying red flags to better advise their SME clients», — noted by the authors. This paper – part of  SME risk management project series…