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Debate on integrated reporting assurance steps up a gear
22 August, 2014 The accountancy profession have been called to participate in the ongoing global debate on assurance on integrated reporting () at a forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, hosted by the South African Institute of Directors and the Independent...
  • CIPFA signs MoU with Ghanaian professional body
    21 August, 2014 The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote good public financial management practices in Ghana.
  • UK FRC calls for 'clear & concise' reporting
    15 August, 2014 FTSE 350 companies reports are getting thicker despite some companies taking steps towards more concise reporting a UK Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) Financial Reporting Lab (Lab) revealed.
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Cuba: Accountancy profession key to opening up economy
31 July, 2014 A new law aimed at luring foreign investment into Cuba may bring unprecedented opportunities for the accountancy profession, but pose further questions about how a communist economy can coexist with the rules of the free market. Carlos Martin...
  • Countdown to PCAOB’s inspections of Chinese audit firms
    31 July, 2014 James Doty, chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Body (PCAOB) shares his own views with Carlos Martin Tornero on recent developments of the US audit regulator, after his meeting in Beijing with Chinese counterparts
  • Standards converge after mass consultation
    16 July, 2014 The new standard on the recognition of revenue from contracts with customers has been generally well received, although it might represent the beginning of the end rather than the end of the beginning of the wider convergence project. Paul Golden...
  • Mozambique: With a little help from my friends
    08 July, 2014 A recently established new institute in developing Mozambique, with practical help and encouragement from CPA Ireland and others is laying the groundwork for a strong and credible profession in the future, as Vincent Huck reports
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Hoaxes, stock exchanges and real-time reporting
19 August, 2014 CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley reflects on environmental activist Jonathan Moylan's landmark case, whose hoax press release made drop $300m the market value of mining company Whitehaven Coal
  • Markets demand collaboration on audit quality
    25 July, 2014 By Alex Malley | Investors and businesses in today’s capital markets operate on the basis of a profound trust. That the wheels of “gatekeepers”, chiefly the market regulator, turn as one with core contributors on market integrity – such as...
  • Sustainable audit practice: Prepare to make fundamental changes
    04 July, 2014 By Fann Kor | In the current environment of increased fee pressure, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) assistant director quality assurance Fann Kor, shares some strategies to efficiently manage audit engagements without...
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