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Three EU members yet to adopt international auditing standards
24 April, 2015 France, Germany and Portugal are the only EU countries yet to adopt international auditing standards (ISA) in the EU, according to a report by the Federation of European Accountants (FEE).
  • Income down, but membership figures up for ICAS
    24 April, 2015 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has reported ever-increasing membership numbers in 2014, both in Scotland and abroad, despite a slight fall in income.
  • Game of standards
    24 April, 2015 As the convergence process between IFRS and US GAAP reached a deadlock, newly appointed president of the French standards setter (ANC) Patrick de Cambourg said standard setting is entering a new geopolitical era in which all actors are still...
  • Azerbaijan first country to be downgraded by EITI
    22 April, 2015 Azerbaijan has become the first country to be downgraded from compliant to candidate status by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) following deep concerns about the country’s stance against civil society involvement.
  • ICAEW signs agreement with Saudi accounting body
    21 April, 2015 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) has signed an agreement with the Saudi Organisation for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) to support international standards in Saudi Arabia.
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Latest Features

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...
  • Auditors: sinners or saints?
    09 April, 2015 While national regulators try to make sense of the EU reform, the accountancy profession awaits anxiously the implementation outcome and is left looking itself in a mirror that reflects its vices and virtues, Carlos Martin Tornero reports
  • David and Goliath shake hands
    01 April, 2015 In recent landmark cases of large Swiss listed companies reverting from IFRS to local accounting standards have fuelled a public debate which pressed IASB chairman Hans Hoogervorst to quote Oscar Wilde in order to defend his organisation’s work,...
  • IAB Round Table: Developing world strategies
    01 April, 2015 Fourteen of the accounting industry’s leading global executives joined our sister title, International Accounting Bulletin,at its annual World Survey round table to give their take on the challenges, opportunities and future trajectory of emerging...
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Blogs

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
  • Culture and simplicity key for audit committees
    04 March, 2015 Culture is perhaps not the first word you would associate with the work of audit committees but it was certainly a central theme emerging at a recent forum in Sydney on audit committees, writes CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley
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