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SMEs reputation at risk of cyber attack
11 February, 2016 Small businesses are putting their reputation at risk by underestimating the impact of cyber-attacks, new research has found.
  • FRC says audits in UK are not consistent
    08 February, 2016 UK firms are not maintaining a consistently high standard of auditing and some work is falling short of expectations, according to the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) latest audit quality review.
  • Probe into KPMG's audit of failed bank HBOS intensifies
    05 February, 2016 The British Treasury Select Committee has upped political pressure on the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over its probe into KPMG’s audit work for failed bank HBOS in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis
  • Are you Ind-AS ready?
    03 February, 2016 The new Indian accounting standards (Ind AS), which converge with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) but have key differences, will apply to certain companies in the country that are worth INR500 crores ($92.6m) or more from April...
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Latest Features

Comment: The Financial Reporting Council has failed and needs to be replaced
11 February, 2016 FRC preliminary enquiries into HBOS audits debate: In an exclusive op-ed for The Accountant, professor Prem Sikka, argues that the UK accounting regulator should follow the model of its counterpart in the transport sector, the Air Accidents...
  • Comment: Technology will lift the accounting industry
    10 February, 2016 By Paul Bulpitt | While the UK’s economy is doing pretty well, when it comes to productivity, we’re second last in the G8. However, mobile technology, cloud-based software and big data are combining to plug the productivity gap, helping small...
  • Management accounting trends: Joy Thomas, CPA Canada
    08 February, 2016 Trends to watch by Joy Thomas, incoming president and CEO, CPA Canada(Thomas is currently executive vice-president. Her appointment as president and CEO is effective 1 April 2016. She succeeds Kevin Dancey, who retires on 1 May)
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Blogs

Comment: The Financial Reporting Council has failed and needs to be replaced
11 February, 2016 FRC preliminary enquiries into HBOS audits debate: In an exclusive op-ed for The Accountant, professor Prem Sikka, argues that the UK accounting regulator should follow the model of its counterpart in the transport sector, the Air Accidents...
  • Automation is driving the accounting industry into the future
    11 February, 2016 By Paul Bulpitt | Advanced machine learning practices and automation are starting to do a lot of the heavy lifting in the accounting industry, enabling advisors to concentrate on adding value to their small business customers
  • Technology will lift the accounting industry
    10 February, 2016 By Paul Bulpitt | While the UK’s economy is doing pretty well, when it comes to productivity, we’re second last in the G8. However, mobile technology, cloud-based software and big data are combining to plug the productivity gap, helping small...
  • Comment: Cybersecurity, top trends in 2016
    12 January, 2016 Ken Allan, global cybersecurity leader at EY, outlines for The Accountant's readers a watch list of trends that businesses should be aware of in year ahead
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