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EFRAG study finds support for single model lease accounting
17 April, 2014 A majority of respondents in a European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) survey indicated a preference for the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to use a single model...
  • Trans-Tasman profession raises global profile
    14 April, 2014 Interviewed for The Accountant’s World Survey, Lee White, chief executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) tells Carlos Martin Tornero how the first cross-border merger between professional bodies in Australia and New...
  • Canadian audit standard-setter appoints leadership roles
    14 April, 2014 Cathy MacGregor and Darrell Jensen have been appointed chair and vice-chair respectively of Canada’s audit standard-setter authority, the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB), for the term 2014-2016.
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Foundation stone of a Pan-African accountancy profession
10 April, 2014 In May 2011, the African profession launched the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA), bringing together 37 accountancy organisations from 34 African countries. As The Accountant was preparing its World Survey, PAFA chief executive officer...
  • MINTs economies need accountants to flourish
    17 March, 2014 Could the MINTs economies dethrone the BRICS as next economic giants? The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) executive director of markets Stephen Heathcote tackles their potential in an interview with Carlos Martin Tornero and...
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Is it time to air dirty laundry? Benefits of sharing your "sin sheet"
08 April, 2014 Demand for transparency is required by insightful investors who expect a company they invest, or hope to invest in, to be very open about their “sin sheet” - they want the hanging out of “dirty laundry” in the annual report, writes Tanya Barman
  • Should takeovers come with a health warning?
    07 March, 2014 Guest blogger: Roger Barker - When it comes to whistle-blowing over alleged accounting irregularities, they don’t come much bigger than this. In recent months, a massive whiff of scandal has surrounded the purchase of UK software company Autonomy...
  • A plan for better business
    28 February, 2014 Guest blogger: Andrew Harding - Management accountants have the ability and judgement to make objective, ethical decisions that consider the public interest. But the quality of management accounting remains varied. That is why we at the Chartered...
  • What do employers expect from their finance professionals?
    21 February, 2014 Guest blogger: Peter Simons - There is an employability crisis across the world. Too many young people cannot find work or are underemployed, yet employers say they cannot find employees with the high level of skills they need
  • Auditor reporting – upping the communication value?
    20 February, 2014 By Sue Almond | Post financial crisis, investors have been particularly scathing of the binary ‘pass/fail’ nature of the auditor’s report, and have consistently asked for more ‘insight’ from the auditor. This challenge has been picked up by...
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