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AICPA moves forward with clearing house of financial statements
03 September, 2015 The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is working on a CPA firm validation initiative, which would effectively mean the creation of a clearing house for audited financial statements by 2016.
  • ACCA’s Sue Almond returns to Grant Thornton UK
    01 September, 2015 After a six-year stint at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Almond returns to the UK firm where she had already spent 20 years of her career, from 2008 to 2009
  • Non-audit services monitor: United States
    01 September, 2015 As accountancy firms seek to grow by offering a wider range of professional services –other than financial audit– regulators, investors and industry stakeholders keep a vigilant eye on the implications this unstoppable trend might have for ethical...
  • Grant Thornton UK students sign up to new audit qualification
    27 August, 2015 Thirty five Grant Thornton UK students have signed up for the new integrated qualification (IQ) in audit created by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
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Latest Features

Non-audit services monitor: United States - Data
01 September, 2015 The Accountant, in association with sister title International Accounting Bulletin, have produced a new data set aimed at measuring the balance between non-audit services (NAS) and auditing fees earned by accountancy firms.
  • Africa united
    28 August, 2015 Pailles, Mauritius/London. Africa is in pressing need of stronger Professional Accountancy Organisations, but in the scene of capacity building the boundaries between selfish and selfless interests are often hard to distinguish, Vincent Huck writes
  • Comment: Corbynomics, a view from ACCA
    27 August, 2015 Regardless of who becomes leader of the opposition there has already been a step change in British politics, the divide between the main political parties is now wider than it has been for some time, writes Anthony Walters
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Blogs

Social benefits and Greek tragedies
05 August, 2015 In light of the recently released IFAC consultation paper recognition and measurement of social benefits and the economic turmoil in Greece, Paul Mason, technical manager at the IPSASB, shares is views on why accounting for social benefits is...
  • Editor's letter: Why don’t we do it!
    24 July, 2015 It’s not the 8th of March. That day in the calendar when we praise women, regret the glass ceiling they face when developing their careers and pledge support to crack it wide open.
  • Comment: For what it’s worth – Hans Hoogervorst
    14 July, 2015 Hans Hoogervorst, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), shares with The Accountant’s readers his take on the long-awaited proposals to update the standard-setter’s Conceptual Framework
  • Editor's letter: Pope Francis puts climate deniers in a pickle
    10 July, 2015 The encyclical leaves climate change sceptics between a rock and a hard place. If they are also good Christians, here you have the deputy of God on earth, agreeing with what the overwhelming majority of scientists have been saying since the late...
  • We need to address global water reporting
    23 June, 2015 Water scarcity represents a vital challenge for the world, and with a commitment to effective disclosure and corporate action the accounting profession has a central role to play, CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley writes
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