Exploring the UK’s Response to Governance Failures

ZR Consultants (ZRC) have been anticipating the implementation of “UK SOX” for the last few years.  We have posted about its clear benefits and the outcomes. It was disappointing to see the announcement last month by the UK government that nearly all of the proposed changes to the governance code are being scrapped. The government...

Assessing UK Government’s Alternatives to SOX for Big Corps

Is the UK Government’s Exploration of Options Beyond SOX-style Legislation for Large Corporations Viable? In recent years there has been a growing debate surrounding the need for mandatory SOX-style legislation for large private companies in the UK. There is no doubt that the UK can learn from the experience of the US in adopting SOX-style...

Making a Difference, One Step at a Time: ZR Consultants Social Initiatives

At ZR Consultants (ZRC), we take immense pride in being an Ethnic Minority-Owned Business (EMB) dedicated to making a meaningful impact through charitable endeavours. We take pride in giving back – charity isn’t just a part of our ethos; it’s the heartbeat of our values. We firmly believe that contributing to charitable projects and donations...

ZR Mentoring Experience

Hey everyone, the entire team at ZR Consultants hope you are doing well!   We wanted to take the opportunity to share our experience of the mentoring programme, established by Migrant Leaders Leaders.   Our CEO, Zeshan Raja has been mentoring Mashhood Ahmad for the last few years. Mashhood is a second-year student at the University...

ZR Consultants SAP S4/HANA Risk & Controls Transformation delivery at BT Group

ZR Consultants (ZRC) is proud to share our recent success in delivering a global risk and controls transformation programme. ZRC were asked to support BT on their SAP S4/Hana global roll out which included entities such as OpenReach, EE, Enterprise, Global etc. This was one of the largest SAP S4/Hana roll outs in the UK...

UK SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) Impact on Business

Regularity compliance has always been a major priority for running a business in the UK. Making executives at top-listed companies personally accountable for the accuracy of financial statements would drive better company behaviour and ensure effective prevention against fraudulent activities. In 2018, the UK government-commissioned review stated that there was a discussion taking place regarding...

Food Packs Distributed to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

This week we used some of the generous donations raised to distribute food packs to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The ZR Consultants Team have been working closely with the TEAMS Charity for many years now and we wanted to share some of the amazing work they are doing to help others. For those who still...

Top 10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)

At ZR Consultants we have been responsible for implementing SOX programmes for a number of international blue-chip clients at competitive prices. With widespread discussions around the topic of UK SOX potentially becoming a reality, as well as the number of US acquisitions in the UK increasing, we thought it would be worthwhile sharing the lessons...

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