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CIMA comes back from Rome with four new MoUs
21 November, 2014 The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) took advantage of the World Congress of Accountants in Rome to finalise four Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with institutes in Africa and Asia Pacific, The Accountant has learnt.
  • News briefs: CIMA appointment
    18 November, 2014 Tony Manwaring has been appointed executive director of external affairs at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), effective January 2015.
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He shot the sheriff, Prem Sikka interview
07 November, 2014 The ideas of University of Essex accounting professor Prem Sikka might look radical and revolutionary but only at first sight. He tells Carlos Martin Tornero that his proposals have their roots in those of US president Franklin Roosevelt
  • ECB prudential stress test or accounting guesswork
    31 October, 2014 The European Central Bank’s assessment into the Eurozone’s biggest banks brings assurance to investors but leaves the profession in two minds as to the future of European bank solvency. Vincent Huck reports
  • A seventy-two-trillion-dollar question?
    03 October, 2014 Should governments taste a dose of their own medicine and mirror the accounting principles they demand for private sector corporations? Carlos Martin Tornero takes a look at the American case
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Guest blog: Accountability.Now - We must enhance government accountability and transparency
24 October, 2014 By Andreas Bergmann, Chair, International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board |In the public sector, the lack of transparency and accountability presents a major risk to the efficiency of capital markets, global financial stability, and long...
  • Integrated Reporting – tackling the director liability challenge
    21 October, 2014 The potential legal liability arising from forward-looking disclosures gives ammunition to those who are hostile towards IR to delay adoption until the regulatory environment becomes more conducive to change, writes CPA Australia chief executive...
  • Balance essential to address going concern
    25 September, 2014 A CPA Australia research initiative has been examining auditor reporting of Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies before, during and after the global financial crisis with a focus on the extent of going concern.
  • Hoaxes, stock exchanges and real-time reporting
    19 August, 2014 CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley reflects on environmental activist Jonathan Moylan's landmark case, whose hoax press release made drop $300m the market value of mining company Whitehaven Coal
  • Markets demand collaboration on audit quality
    25 July, 2014 By Alex Malley | Investors and businesses in today’s capital markets operate on the basis of a profound trust. That the wheels of “gatekeepers”, chiefly the market regulator, turn as one with core contributors on market integrity – such as...
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