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Deltour and Halet found guilty in LuxLeaks trial
29 June, 2016 Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, both ex-PwC accountants, have been found guilty of leaking documents in the Luxleaks trial and given a suspended prison sentence of 12 months and 9 months respectively.
  • FRC to investigate KPMG and PwC
    28 June, 2016 The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched two major investigations related to audit work of two of the Big Four firms, KPMG and PwC.
  • ACCA and CA ANZ enter alliance
    28 June, 2016 The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) have entered an alliance, which according to ACCA will add value to members locally and globally.
  • Analysis: The big Brexit gamble and the profession
    26 June, 2016 Brexit has multiple dimensions politically and economically and puts Britain in uncharted territory. It also has the same ramifications for the accounting profession. While there are many unanswered questions for the profession itself, there are...
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Comment: Why is it proving so hard to lift audit quality?
23 June, 2016 By Alex Malley, CEO, CPA Australia | Frustrated by the limited gains in audit quality, as reflected in inspection findings, the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) has reached agreement with the six largest global network...
  • Comment: We're voting for their future too
    23 June, 2016 Today the UK will make the biggest decision about our futures in a generation. My wife and I will vote to remain in the EU but my son won't vote. I have spent time with him discussing the pros and cons, sorting fact from fiction and analysing...
  • IRBA’s Agulhas lays groundwork for an independent future
    17 June, 2016 Bernard Agulhas, CEO of South Africa’s Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), met in London with Carlos Martin Tornero and Vincent Huck on the sidelines of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) annual meeting...
  • Comment: No place for accountants to hide
    16 June, 2016 By Dr Atul Shah | The famous PR guru and Labour spin doctor Mr. Alistair Campbell, explained that the world has now become horizontal, and there is no place to hide for leaders, writes Dr Atul Shah
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Saying goodbye: The implications of high staff turnover
21 June, 2016 By Chris Conway / Having a staff member leave can be a tough time for a business. But as well as an empty seat and loss of productivity, you could also land yourself with extra costs. So what are the implications of high staff turnover?
  • Integrated Reporting delivering market resilience
    20 May, 2016 By Alex Malley, CEO, CPA Australia | The benefits of the early years of have started to translate to financial market behaviour. The information contained in is being applied to examining future prospects of companies and improvements in areas...
  • Six perfectly legal ways to reduce your small business tax bill
    10 May, 2016 By Chris Conway | The Panama papers leak has put the issue of tax avoidance very much in the public spotlight. Revelations from the leaked Mossack Fonseca legal documents that individuals such as Prime Minister David Cameron had money sheltered...
  • Panama Papers and tax in the boardroom
    27 April, 2016 By Alex Malley, CEO, CPA Australia | The leaking of the Panama Papers, all 11.5 million of them, has generated a flurry of activity around the world as some political leaders duck for cover, others fall on their sword and yet more scramble to show...
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  • Report: EU current accounting standard-setting
    26 May, 2016 The report on the activities of the IFRS Foundation, EFRAG and the PIOB that the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) of the European Parliament (EP) voted on at the end of April is now publicly available.
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