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European Commission appoints EFRAG chair
26 March, 2015 The European Commission has nominated Wolf Klinz as chair of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).
  • Profession challenges political parties ahead of UK election
    26 March, 2015 Politicians representing the four major UK political parties were grilled by members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) in a debate held in London on Wednesday in the run-up to the May general election.
  • CIPFA and Nigerian profession a step closer to dual membership
    23 March, 2015 The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Institute of Chartered Accoutants of Nigeria (ICAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening public financial management in Nigeria.
  • CPA Ireland and SAIPA sign IPSAS qualification MoU
    18 March, 2015 The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) and the South African Institute of Public Accountants (SAIPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the distribution in South Africa of the online CPA Certificate...
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Latest Features

We have no intention to kick IFRS out of Switzerland: Peter Leibfried
27 March, 2015 In Switzerland companies can choose between US GAAP, Swiss GAAP and IFRS. Such a freedom of choice is part of the Swiss culture as Peter Leibfried, head of the national standard-setting body, tells Vincent Huck
  • Mozambican profession in the making
    04 March, 2015 During a coffee break at the World Congress of Accountant in Rome last November, Mario Sitoe, the first president of the young Mozambican institute, told Vincent Huck about the difficulties of building a profession at the local level bearing in...
  • Integrated Reporting: A chat with the experts
    27 February, 2015 Brad Monterio sits down with IIRC CEO Paul Druckman; Harvard Business School professor Robert Eccles; and IMA president and CEO Jeff Thomson to discuss the evolution towards Integrated Reporting.
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Blogs

Insolvency: it’s like a death in the family
25 March, 2015 Governments and regulators in a number of major economies have either completed or are currently undertaking ‘root-and-branch’ reviews of their corporate insolvency laws, writes CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley
  • Portrait of an Afghan woman
    09 March, 2015 The birthplace of the nascent Afghan accountancy industry is not Kabul, but Peshawar in Pakistan.
  • Culture and simplicity key for audit committees
    04 March, 2015 Culture is perhaps not the first word you would associate with the work of audit committees but it was certainly a central theme emerging at a recent forum in Sydney on audit committees, writes CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley
  • Madam, there is a shrimp in the accounts
    26 February, 2015 Each time I face a row of king prawns and shrimps in the supermarket I find myself asking this daunting question: where were the auditors? Before you think this publication has gone mental read the UN guide for human rights reporting
  • Richard Cha: UK tax system essay competition
    25 February, 2015 By Richard Cha | This essay shall seek to explore practical decentralised fiscal reform and investigate how devolving some financial and fiscal powers to London and other UK core cities could potentially develop a competitive environment for...
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