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Webinars introduce database of sustainability reporting requirements

  • 18,24,23,11,2017

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has held two webinars to engage stakeholders at all levels with the collaborative... read more

IFAC elects new board members

  • 10,20,23,11,2017

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has elected three new board members. read more

IAASB appoints four members to its board

  • 09,54,23,11,2017

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has appointed four members to its board, The Accountant has learnt. read more

Next step in the Luxleaks trial to start

  • 17,28,22,11,2017

The LuxLeaks trial before the Luxembourg Court of Cassation will be held tomorrow (Thursday 23 November 2017). read more

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Tax avoidance looks like a side show: compared to total anonymity

  • 12,08,22,11,2017

Paul Beckett, senior counsel at MannBenham Advocates, talks to Carlos Martin Tornero* about tax avoidance and human rights, and how orphan... read more

Keeping accounting standards fit for purpose

  • 11,59,22,11,2017

While at the IFRS Conference: Americas in Toronto in November, the national standards setters of the USA and Canada, along with the International... read more

Taking the higher ground of ethics easier said than done 

  • 16,16,3,11,2017

Ethics & Compliance Initiative CEO Patricia Harned talks about her experience with the accountancy profession working on the PCAOB’s standing... read more

Latest Comments More

Comment: Nine seconds to make or break

  • 14,18,22,11,2017

Time is relative. When Usain Bolt runs 100 metres in a little over nine seconds, time flies and feels like a fleeting instant of dream. But, when six professionals sitting on a panel meet a question with deafening silence for nine seconds, then time painfully drags on in embarrassment. read more

Comment: The Pursuit of Professionalism

  • 10,45,14,11,2017

The definition of professionalism according to the Oxford dictionary is: The competency or skill expected of a professional.  Another definition, according to the Business dictionary is: The level of excellence or competence that is expected of a professional.  The two definitions are similar and leave a reader with a clear understanding of the meaning of the word. By Nyaradzo Mushangwe, group financial controller, Simbisa brands Limited read more

Comment: I am more important than you

  • 13,45,31,10,2017

By ACCA regional head of policy for Europe and the Americas Nick Jeffrey read more

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