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ICAEW wields newly conferred regulatory powers for probate licensing
22 October, 2014 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) has become the first non-legal regulatory body to authorise a sole practitioner for non-contentious probate work in the UK.
  • AICPA defies federal crackdown on partnership retirement policies
    22 October, 2014 The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has called on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to stop what it considers to be "unwarranted and unnecessary" investigations of accounting partnerships regarding the...
  • Greek accounting body and ICAEW close to mutual recognition agreement
    20 October, 2014 The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece (Σώμα Ορκωτών Ελεγκτών Λογιστών or SOEL) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) have partnered to offer their students the opportunity to qualify as members...
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Latest Features

A seventy-two-trillion-dollar question?
03 October, 2014 Should governments taste a dose of their own medicine and mirror the accounting principles they demand for private sector corporations? Carlos Martin Tornero takes a look at the American case
  • Fair corporate tax regime faces uphill task
    05 September, 2014 On the eve of the first deadline for the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting action plan, hesitation in the business world and scepticism among critics are calling the mission into question, Isabella Grotto reports
  • The virtue of transparency
    29 August, 2014 Huguette Labelle, chair of Transparency International, tells Vincent Huck why transparency should be at the core of corporate reporting and describes the benefits for a company to be transparent
  • 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
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Integrated Reporting – tackling the director liability challenge
21 October, 2014 The potential legal liability arising from forward-looking disclosures gives ammunition to those who are hostile towards IR to delay adoption until the regulatory environment becomes more conducive to change, writes CPA Australia chief executive...
  • Balance essential to address going concern
    25 September, 2014 A CPA Australia research initiative has been examining auditor reporting of Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies before, during and after the global financial crisis with a focus on the extent of going concern.
  • 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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