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Weak regulation hinders the development of African economies and financial markets
27 July, 2015 The lack of a strong regulatory framework underpinned by robust professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) and oversight authorities is one of the most daunting challenges that emerging African economies are facing, strategic research by The...
  • IASB-FASB converged revenue recognition standard deferred
    22 July, 2015 The two standard-setting bodies started working on the project more than a decade ago to clarify how and when to record sales as revenue - a process that has been the source of many high-profile cases of corporate corruption.
  • Chronicle of a resignation foretold: FCA chief quits
    17 July, 2015 As anticipated by Financial Times earlier in July, the result of the May election, with a Tory government and Osborne announcing a new settlement for the City, left Wheatley in a difficult position.
  • UK government reviews insolvency practitioners
    17 July, 2015 The Insolvency Service of the UK Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (DETI) has monitored the capacity of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) as insolvency recognised professional body (RPB).
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Latest Features

Comment: Digital tax accounts – the logical next step in the electronic revolution?
28 July, 2015 The announcement in the March 2015 budget that traditional tax returns will soon be replaced with digital tax accounts will impact millions of people. By early 2016, HMRC expects that five million businesses and ten million individuals will have a...
  • An historic injustice: Africa's gender gap
    23 July, 2015 A panel of female senior accountancy leaders tackled the gender divide at the Africa Congress of Accountants (ACOA15) in Mauritius. Carlos Martin Tornero reflects on the main concerns they raised
  • Comment: For what it’s worth – Hans Hoogervorst
    14 July, 2015 Hans Hoogervorst, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), shares with The Accountant’s readers his take on the long-awaited proposals to update the standard-setter’s Conceptual Framework
  • Polluters can go to hell
    09 July, 2015 Wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony...the list of deadly sins perhaps should include pollution before it’s too late. Carlos Martin Tornero reports
  • Sustainability: Framework wars
    07 July, 2015 Los Angeles/London. At its annual conference the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) held a panel session on Integrated Reporting with prominent advocates of sustainability, moderated by Carlos Martin Tornero
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Blogs

Editor's letter: Why don’t we do it!
24 July, 2015 It’s not the 8th of March. That day in the calendar when we praise women, regret the glass ceiling they face when developing their careers and pledge support to crack it wide open.
  • Comment: For what it’s worth – Hans Hoogervorst
    14 July, 2015 Hans Hoogervorst, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), shares with The Accountant’s readers his take on the long-awaited proposals to update the standard-setter’s Conceptual Framework
  • Editor's letter: Pope Francis puts climate deniers in a pickle
    10 July, 2015 The encyclical leaves climate change sceptics between a rock and a hard place. If they are also good Christians, here you have the deputy of God on earth, agreeing with what the overwhelming majority of scientists have been saying since the late...
  • We need to address global water reporting
    23 June, 2015 Water scarcity represents a vital challenge for the world, and with a commitment to effective disclosure and corporate action the accounting profession has a central role to play, CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley writes
  • Editor's letter: The land of the upright men
    05 June, 2015 Corrupt local elites and voracious multinationals take advantage of weak institutions to syphon the wealth that should be paying for the development of Africa's emerging economies. And let’s be honest, this is happening under the watch of the...
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