Artificial Intelligence: What is AI and Where Where We are

Posted by Cedric Joshua Martinez

Dec 11, 2018 3:02:54 PM

In 1950, Alan Turing proposed a question in his paper “can machines think?”. This marked the beginning of the development of artificial technology. Today, AI has opened up new opportunities for progress in almost every field there is. However, in spite of the leaps that we have made in artificial intelligence, experts have failed to agree in a single universally accepted definition of what is artificial intelligence.

Topics: Accounting Technology

Outsourcing in the Philippines: The Benefits of PEZA-Registered Companies

Posted by Janis Narvas

Dec 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the past two decades, businesses in developed countries have sought operational efficiency through outsourcing. As a result, outsourcing in the Philippines has become a viable option for businesses to reduce overhead costs without compromising quality. To drive the growth of the outsourcing industry, the Philippine government provides incentives for foreign-owned companies to invest in the country. This week, we discuss the benefits of being a Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)-registered enterprise.

Topics: Business in the Philippines

TRAIN Law 2: How TRABAHO will affect Businesses in the Philippines

Posted by Cedric Joshua Martinez

Nov 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

The year 2019 is fast approaching. For the Philippine business sector, this means that the second part of the Philippines’ tax reform initiatives is right around the corner. This year, the Tax Reform for Acceleration Law (TRAIN Law) focused on bringing down personal income taxes. Next year, the proposed Tax Reform for Better and Higher Opportunities (TRABAHO) seeks to modernize the country’s business tax rates.

Topics: Business in the Philippines

How to Future-Proof Your Career: 4 Tips for the Modern Accountant

Posted by Janis Narvas

Nov 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the past few months, the discussions surrounding robotic accounting, automation, AI, and other recent developments in accounting technology have been fraught with anxiety and dread, even. Given how machine learning and big data are transforming the industry and impacting how you relate to clients, it’s incumbent upon you as an accountant to understand how to future-proof your career.

Topics: Accounting Technology

How to Battle Stress in Your Accounting Career

Posted by Mariecris Raymundo

Nov 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

How do you achieve work-life balance in your accounting career?

Being a CPA is a great job, but can also be stressful and tough from time to time. Many people find this career rewarding, but the rewards really come with hard work. This is common during the month-end closing.

Topics: Business Leadership and Management

How to Build a Positive Work Culture

Posted by Mariecris Raymundo

Nov 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

A positive office culture leads to increased productivity, better employee morale, and the ability to retain skilled workers. Negative attitudes in the workplace, particularly when they are displayed by management or the small business owner, can have a dramatic impact on the entire workforce.

Topics: Business Leadership and Management

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