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News brief: Japan reiterates support for IFRS
26 May, 2017 Japan’s Financial Accounting Standards Foundation (FASF) and the IFRS Foundation trustees have in a statement reiterated their shared commitment in supporting companies to adopt IFRS in Japan.
  • CIPFA to deliver apprenticeships
    25 May, 2017 The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has announced it will start delivering accountancy and finance apprenticeships in the autumn of this year, after having been approved earlier this week on the Education and Skills...
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A tale of tax and trust
26 April, 2017 IFAC executive director, professional relations, and CFO Russell Guthrie speaks to Vincent Huck on the back of the release of a joint survey by IFAC, ACCA and CA ANZ, of 7,600 people across the G20 countries entitled G20 public trust in tax.
  • Accountants, the media and public interest
    26 April, 2017 Chas Roy-Chowdhury, ACCA head of taxation, continues the conversation with Vincent Huck about the findings of the recent G20 public trust in tax survey.
  • How much of IFRS trickles down to accounting standards for SMEs?
    25 April, 2017 The European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs (EFAA) looked into the ‘trickle down’ effect of IFRS into accounting standards for SMEs, based on a study of five European countries: Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and...
  • Can humans replace machines?
    25 April, 2017 There was a time when mankind wondered if the workforce would ever be replaced by machines, the idea fuelled the creative spirits of science fiction authors. However, as technological advances revolutionise every aspect of life at a faster pace...
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Editor's letter: Ins and outs
21 December, 2016 This magazine’s first encounter with Olivia Kirtley took place in 2014 at the World Congress of Accountants in Rome.
  • Editor's letter: Apologies
    21 December, 2016 Dear subscribers, by now you should have received November’s issue of The Accountant (No. 6156) and you might have noticed that page 20 wasn’t printed. This was due to a mistake down the line in the production process and we are working on making...
  • Editor's letter: Trust’s all folks!
    27 October, 2016 So this is farewell. This is my last editorial as I move on to pastures new (a great title called Responsible Investor) after almost five eventful years writing for The Accountant. Who would have thought that accountancy was going to be that much...
  • Comment - Brexit plan B: make the UK a tax haven free of refugees
    25 October, 2016 I’ve just received a press release that says corporation tax cut provides ‘food for thought’ during post-Brexit future negotiations.It is great timing because it reached me at the same time as someone was sharing on social media an old article,...
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