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Guest blog: Audit needs a check-up

  • Published: 8 Dec 2014

By Richard James | Regulatory change has shaken up the sleepy – some would say cosy – world of audit. For many clients, that might be a pain. But.... read more

Exclusive release: Global succession survey unveils accounting firms have work to do

  • Published: 4 Dec 2014

The Global Accounting Alliance and the Succession Institute shared in exclusivity with The Accountant the results of a global survey looking at the.... read more

Warren Allen: "All roads lead from Rome"

  • Published: 26 Nov 2014

At the World Congress of Accountants 2014 in Rome, IFAC out-going president Warren Allen in his opening speech highlighted the increasing.... read more

Investigating stress in accountants and accounting professionals: The story of my inspiration

  • Published: 24 Nov 2014

Musarrat Khalfan, a MSc Management Psychology student at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, is conducting a unique multidisciplinary.... read more

Accounting ethics and professional judgement

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 24 Nov 2014

What are your ethical obligations when your client has been given an official ‘amnesty’ for past behaviour? Professional judgement is what makes us.... read more

Guest blog: Rethinking regulation: Moving away from monolithic views

  • Published: 24 Nov 2014

By Cindy Fornelli | Most investors don't see regulation in black and white terms. None of us should, writes the Center for Audit Quality executive.... read more

Four ways the accountancy sector can attract and retain talent

  • Published: 19 Nov 2014

By Steve Harry | More needs to be done to retain employees in the long-term: Falling behind in this war for talent may mean firms are less equipped.... read more

Editor's letter:140 years in the front line

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 7 Nov 2014

This magazine would be older than Sir Winston Churchill, if the statesman was still alive today. He was born on 30 November 1874. A month earlier,.... read more

Guest blog: Accountability.Now - We must enhance government accountability and transparency

  • Published: 24 Oct 2014

By Andreas Bergmann, Chair, International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board |
In the public sector, the lack of transparency and.... read more

Integrated Reporting – tackling the director liability challenge

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 21 Oct 2014

The potential legal liability arising from forward-looking disclosures gives ammunition to those who are hostile towards IR to delay adoption until.... read more

ABS: Will accountants be spreading themselves too thinly?

  • Published: 17 Oct 2014

By Mandy Mitten | The trend might be favouring Alternative Business Structures but is that the right way for accountants to go? If you went to your.... read more

A realistic approach to the paperless accountant

  • Published: 7 Oct 2014

By Rich Preece | ‘Paperless’ was a buzzword not so long ago, yet only one percent of EU businesses have achieved a paperless office. So what’s.... read more

Editor's letter: Double standards

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 7 Oct 2014

It seems reasonable to demand from government the same accounting system it requires from companies in the private sector. Citizens are their main.... read more

Balance essential to address going concern

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 25 Sep 2014

A CPA Australia research initiative has been examining auditor reporting of Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies before, during and.... read more

Editor's letter: The quest for El Dorado

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 5 Sep 2014

Antoni Gómez, president of Auren International, told me this month that Colombian firm TH&R will be integrated within the network by 13 October. In.... read more

Hoaxes, stock exchanges and real-time reporting

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 19 Aug 2014

CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley reflects on environmental activist Jonathan Moylan's landmark case, whose hoax press release made drop.... read more

Editor's letter: Cuban perestroika

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 31 Jul 2014

Accountants, as fundamental gatekeepers of businesses and government’s finances, might have a fundamental role to play in the Cuban perestroika, if.... read more

Markets demand collaboration on audit quality

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 25 Jul 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”,.... read more

Editor's letter: Isn’t it patriotic to pay taxes?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 10 Jul 2014

“No taxation without representation”, the patriots used to say. It now seems the way to go is just “no taxation”. Can we rely exclusively on.... read more

Sustainable audit practice: Prepare to make fundamental changes

  • Published: 4 Jul 2014

By Fann Kor | In the current environment of increased fee pressure, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) assistant director.... read more


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