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World Congress of Accountants 2018 blog: The law of unintended consequences

  • Published: 8 Nov 2018

The law of unintended consequences is one of life’s absolute rules – that when humanity takes action, invariably there will be unforeseen results.. read more

Changing technology and finance

  • Published: 2 Nov 2018

The rapid rise of technology has changed the way each and every one of us lives our lives. The way we shop, the way we access information, and even.... read more

Sponsored Content: A guide to short-term finance

  • Published: 16 Oct 2018

The market for bridging loans has soared over the past few years, breaking the £3billion barrier for the first time in 2017.. read more

Riding the wave: blockchain and the future of accountancy

  • Published: 11 Oct 2018

Technology has the power to transform the way we work, live, and behave as a society. Often the full consequences of these changes will be.... read more

IASB: progress towards global standards

  • Published: 25 Sep 2018

In an extract from a speech given at the Accounting Standards Board of Japan conference in Tokyo, Hans Hoogervorst looks at a possible return of.... read more

Fraud and corruption – the cancer that needs to be exorcised

  • Published: 4 Sep 2018

No one will deny the pervasive and malignant effect fraud and corruption has to the lives of citizens. No country is immune: the recent.... read more

Developing Public Financial Management Capacity in Somaliland

  • Published: 19 Jul 2018

CIPFA is supporting much-needed development and economic growth in Somaliland by building the capacity of planning and budget preparation.... read more

Corruption in the crosshairs of ethics auditors

  • Published: 22 May 2018

We are living in a historical time. Delações premiadas (plea bargains in exchange for reduced sentence or pardons) are the opening lines of a book.... read more

Zambia receives €17m in financing from EU to improve PFM

  • Published: 18 May 2018

Earlier this month, the government of the Republic of Zambia and the EU signed a €17m financing agreement to improve public financial management.... read more

Editor's letter: Arrivederci Accountancy

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 11 Apr 2018

Arrivederci Accountancy. read more

Comment: Cheesy take on tax

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 4 Apr 2018

Vincent Huck finds the arguments on compliance v ethics are full of holes. read more

Comment: South Africa tackles the budget deficit by rising VAT to 15%

  • Published: 8 Mar 2018

By CIPFA Corporate Communications Assistant Letreis Lawrence. read more

Comment: Banks’ climate shortcomings should set alarm bells ringing

  • Published: 5 Mar 2018

It is just over two years since the landmark Paris Climate Agreement was signed, providing the framework for the private sector to support the.... read more

Comment: Parliamentary committees show no goodwill toward KPMG

  • Published: 23 Feb 2018

By Prem Sikka, professor of accounting and finance at the University of Sheffield and emeritus professor of accounting at the University of Essex.. read more

Comment: Speech for the opening of the Ntsebeza Inquiry Hearing by the CEO of SAICA

  • Published: 19 Feb 2018

Speech for the opening of the Ntsebeza Inquiry Hearing by the CEO of SAICA on 19 February 2018. read more

Comment: the future of the UK tax system post-Brexit

  • Published: 14 Feb 2018

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) chief executive Rob Whiteman looks at the implications of Brexit for the UK tax system.. read more

Comment: Carillion, only the latest in a long series of audit failures

  • Published: 12 Feb 2018

Prem Sikka, professor of accounting and finance at the University of Sheffield and emeritus professor of accounting at the University of Essex,.... read more

Live from Davos review: Global inequalities continue to risk financial stability

  • Published: 29 Jan 2018

By Richard Howitt, the CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), who has blogged daily from Davos 2018 for the International.... read more

Live from Davos: Benefits of technological advances will only be achieved through collaboration

  • Published: 26 Jan 2018

By Richard Howitt, the CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), who will blog daily from Davos 2018 for the International.... read more

Live from Davos: Beginning to meet global goals

  • Published: 25 Jan 2018

By Richard Howitt, the CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), who will blog daily from Davos 2018 for the International.... read more


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