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Appointments: FASB board members and ACCA Singapore
22 May, 2015 Daryl Buck and Harold Schroeder have been reappointed members of the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Reuter Chua has been appointed head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Singapore.
  • Tanzania praised for IPSAS adoption as cure for “Dutch disease”
    20 May, 2015 Pailles, Mauritius/London. On the back of Tanzania’s recent announcement that the country has set forth the adoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), delegates of the African Congress of Accountants (ACOA15) unanimously...
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Political donations are a way of influencing policy and buying influence: Austin Mitchell former MP
22 May, 2015 The Accountant interviewed retiring Labour MP for Great Grimsby Austin Mitchell for our special report on political donations within the accountancy profession, ahead of the UK general election held on 7 May. Mitchell’s has strong views on...
  • Why the Big Four chip in
    06 May, 2015 The major UK political parties are all beneficiaries of donations and free secondments from the top accountancy firms. Carlos Martin Tornero investigates who is donating and why
  • Audit reform: Deconstructing Europe?
    13 April, 2015 Is there coordination between member states to implement uniformly the EU audit reform? Are the transposition workshops hosted by the European Commission enough for that purpose? To what extent the complex, and sometimes ambiguous, EU audit rules...
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Editor's letter: Quid pro quo
07 May, 2015 What prompts companies and individuals to make political donations? Some would argue it’s a political right or even a matter of social responsibility. Others would regard it as an attempt to gain undue access to politicians. During the UK General...
  • Globally converged IFRS: myth or reality?
    30 April, 2015 Factions within the European Commission are calling for a root and branch review of IFRS citing “widespread concerns” with compatibility between IFRS and EU law, including the “true and fair” concept, writes writes CPA Australia chief executive...
  • Accountants’ biggest concerns in 2015
    14 April, 2015 Accountants need to adapt to the great changes that their clients are facing. They need to make the profession attractive for talented and young people, writes Antoni Gómez
  • Editor's letter: Lobbying and the City (of Brussels)
    09 April, 2015 There is nothing to be ashamed of lobbying. Everyone, even in our daily life, does it. It might even be one of the world's oldest professions. But if lobbying was a sport it could certainly be played by the rules or rather be gently pushed out of...
  • Insolvency: it’s like a death in the family
    25 March, 2015 Governments and regulators in a number of major economies have either completed or are currently undertaking ‘root-and-branch’ reviews of their corporate insolvency laws, writes CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley
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