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Effectiveness of audit committees challenged by audit reforms
26 January, 2015 Audit committees from around the world are calling for better information around technology and greater diversity of thinking amongst committee members to enhance their effectiveness, according to a survey by KPMG.
  • IFRS Foundation appoints trustee
    21 January, 2015 The IFRS Foundation has appointed Kurt Schacht as a trustee, effective immediately. His tenure will expire on 31 December 2017 and will be renewable for a further three year period.
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Latest Features

IPSAS: In the public domain
30 January, 2015 In the wake of the financial crisis regulators have called for accounting reforms in the private sector. But the profession is more and more vocal building the case for governments to adopt accrual based IPSAS to increase transparency, Vincent...
  • Round table: Latin American profession dances to its own tune
    29 January, 2015 On the last day of the World Congress of Accountant (WCOA) in Rome The Accountant took the pulse of a continent full of opportunities for the global accounting industry as Latin American practitioners met with Carlos Martin Tornero and Vincent Huck.
  • Global Accounting Power 50 2014
    22 December, 2014 International Accounting Bulletin and its sister title The Accountant bring you the list of the 50 most powerful people in the profession as chosen by subscribers and the team at the IAB and TA. See who’s made it on the list in 2014
  • WCOA: A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum...
    18 December, 2014 Rumour, gossip, unreported events, unquotable quotes, inconceivable episodes and unrepeatable moments that happened in Rome and should stay in Rome. As heard and compiled by Carolus Martinus Tornerius and Vincentius Robertus Huxius
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Blogs

The future of the accounting profession – it’s all a matter of trust
20 January, 2015 Accountants are the foundation of business interactions but also key players in many other aspects of people’s lives. Society expect us, writes Alex Malley, to not simply do what is right but to ensure that our clients and employers also do what...
  • Guest blog: Audit needs a check-up
    08 December, 2014 By Richard James | Regulatory change has shaken up the sleepy – some would say cosy – world of audit. For many clients, that might be a pain. But for most, the changes represent a valuable opportunity to revisit a key supplier relationship, writes...
  • Warren Allen: "All roads lead from Rome"
    26 November, 2014 At the World Congress of Accountants 2014 in Rome, IFAC out-going president Warren Allen in his opening speech highlighted the increasing importance of the profession in the past 100 years and the role it should play in the economic growth of...
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