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Singaporean institute joins Chartered Accountant Worldwide
30 June, 2015 The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) has joined Chartered Accountants Worldwide as its first associate member, making it the first professional body to join the organisation since it was created in 2013.
  • IFRS in the EU a 10-year milestone
    25 June, 2015 The European Commission (EC) has published a report on the evaluation of its regulation on the application of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and organised a conference in Riga, Latvia, to discuss the findings.
  • CIMA and Vietnamese bodies sign MoU
    24 June, 2015 The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Vietnam Association of Accountants and Auditors (VAA) and Vietnam Chief Financial Officer Club (CFO Club) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) offering a fast track route to...
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Burundi: Profession holds its breath as civil war threat looms
12 June, 2015 Burundi’s accountancy institute president Frederic Gahungu, met at ACOA15, shares insights on a country often forgotten, Vincent Huck reports
  • PAFA general assembly offers a lesson in transparency
    05 June, 2015 Flic en Flac, Mauritius/London. The Accountant travelled to the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius armed with a comprehensive agenda to discover the state of the profession in Africa. Carlos Martin Tornero reports
  • ACOA15 behind the scenes
    03 June, 2015 Pailles, Mauritius/London. MIPA was able to put together a seminal congress for the future of the African profession, but not all has been plain sailing for the island’s ambitious professional body. Carlos Martin Tornero reports
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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...
  • Who can you trust?
    04 June, 2015 As trust is an outcome, and not a message, leaders need to be prepared to stand naked if they want to earn public trust in a new chaotic and complex world. These are Robert Phillips’ ideas, co-founder of Jericho Chambers, expressed at a special...
  • Financial reporting – when more is less?
    26 May, 2015 Information that is not understandable is not valuable. In the end, what goes in and what is left out of financial reports will continue to come down to the good judgement of the professionals charged with preparing them, writes CPA Australia...
  • Editor's letter: Quid pro quo
    07 May, 2015 What prompts companies and individuals to make political donations? Some would argue it’s a political right or even a matter of social responsibility. Others would regard it as an attempt to gain undue access to politicians. During the UK General...
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