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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

Inmates at the ‘Prison of Conformity’: So, you don't want to grow?

  • Published: 2 Jul 2014

By Barbara Kroll | The liberating effects of cloud-based accounting enable bookkeepers to be reintroduced to some of the more strategic activities,.... read more

Good governance needn’t mean reinventing the wheel

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 18 Jun 2014

Has the time come for a governance framework and principles of good governance, which would apply across sectors and geographical locations? asks.... read more

When takeovers turn hostile - how UK reforms are giving shareholders greater disclosure

  • Published: 13 Jun 2014

By Roger Barker | Pfizer appears to have retreated but it’s more likely to be a tactical retreat than a full withdrawal, writes Roger Barker. read more

Editor's letter: Words of wisdom on a Highgate tomb

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 2 Jun 2014

German philosopher Karl Marx died in 1883, but what about his contribution to economics. Is his intellectual legacy dead too? Against this backdrop.... read more

Accountancy needs the correct calculations to add the best talent

  • Published: 16 May 2014

Rob Russell shares the calculations businesses should make to take advantage of the industry’s sharp, new image and stay ahead by recruiting and.... read more

Pfizer and AstraZeneca debate: when “the greater good” matters

  • Author: Paul Druckman
  • Published: 8 May 2014

The business pages, and now the mainstream media, have been dominated over the last week with news of Pfizer’s proposed $106bn takeover of.... read more

Editor's letter: “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills…”

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 2 May 2014

Almost a decade ago, UK literary magazine Granta published an essay by Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina in which the author gave some sarcastic.... read more

Setting up a practice in the cloud

  • Published: 28 Apr 2014

By Gary Turner | A move to online accounting is unlikely to be entirely seamless, not least because it involves shifting practice management,.... read more

Is it time to air dirty laundry? Benefits of sharing your "sin sheet"

  • Author: Tanya Barman
  • Published: 8 Apr 2014

Demand for transparency is required by insightful investors who expect a company they invest, or hope to invest in, to be very open about their.... read more

Editor's letter: Join the global battle for transparency

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

One of the recurrent themes of this year’s World Survey is transparency. The role of accountants as transparency champions has come up in every.... read more

A fresh approach to the traditional accountancy

  • Published: 27 Mar 2014

More needs to be done to entice young people into the accounting industry and fight back against the so-called ‘skills crisis’ and high youth.... read more

Should takeovers come with a health warning?

  • Published: 7 Mar 2014

Guest blogger: Roger Barker - When it comes to whistle-blowing over alleged accounting irregularities, they don’t come much bigger than this. In.... read more

Management accounting paves the way for growth

  • Published: 5 Mar 2014

Sanjay Swarup, director of accountancy firm SKS Business Services, in partnership with Loughborough University and the Chartered Institute of.... read more

Editor's letter: Lights, camera, accounting!

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 4 Mar 2014

February is the month when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards the Oscars. Accountants aren’t usually movie heroes, not even as.... read more

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