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A plan for better business

  • Published: 28 Feb 2014

Guest blogger: Andrew Harding - Management accountants have the ability and judgement to make objective, ethical decisions that consider the public.... read more

What do employers expect from their finance professionals?

  • Published: 21 Feb 2014

Guest blogger: Peter Simons - There is an employability crisis across the world. Too many young people cannot find work or are underemployed, yet.... read more

Auditor reporting – upping the communication value?

  • Published: 20 Feb 2014

By Sue Almond | Post financial crisis, investors have been particularly scathing of the binary ‘pass/fail’ nature of the auditor’s report, and have.... read more

The ‘war on talent’ in the accountancy sector

  • Published: 20 Feb 2014

By Steve Harry | With the sector’s reputation as the ‘university of business’, and the many opportunities this will open up for training and career.... read more

Why aren’t more directors trained?

  • Published: 6 Feb 2014

By Roger Barker | Given the level of regulation across the board in the UK’s complex economy, it is surely something of an anomaly that almost.... read more

Editor's letter: Things will change, so things stay as they are...?

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

“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change,” says Tancredi Falconeri in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s masterpiece The.... read more

A radical approach to break down the silos is born

  • Author: Paul Druckman
  • Published: 28 Jan 2014

While on my travels, I find myself coming back, time and time again, to the words written by the poet John Donne: “no man is an island entire of.... read more

Wolves, Gekkos and the consequences of unethical actions

  • Author: Tanya Barman
  • Published: 24 Jan 2014

One of the most talked about movies this January is the box office smash The Wolf of Wall Street. Over three hours it relays the tale of New.... read more

Editor's letter: Rosetta Stone for investors

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 23 Dec 2013

Not far from our newsroom in central London, is the British Museum, which houses the Rosetta Stone, a slab on which has been engraved three.... read more

Integrated Reporting: the future of more meaningful corporate reporting

  • Published: 23 Dec 2013

BDO global head of audit and accounting Wayne Kolins says an integrated report should show a holistic picture of the combination, interrelatedness.... read more

Carbon management: Measure, report, and reap the benefits

  • Published: 23 Dec 2013

by Nathan Wimble | Carbon reporting has entered the accountant’s remit. The Carbon Neutral Company commercial director Nathan Wimble explains how.... read more

EU audit in song

  • Published: 17 Dec 2013

By Sue Almond - The debate was initiated on an 'audit quality' mandate but was largely hijacked by competition debate. Let's get back to.... read more

As a great leader passes what can we learn?

  • Author: Tanya Barman
  • Published: 17 Dec 2013

With the passing of Nelson Mandela there has been much focus on his leadership, and on the specifics of that leadership style – standing up for.... read more

Cracking open professional scepticism

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 16 Dec 2013

Of course professional scepticism has become a topic du jour within the auditing profession in recent years. However, far from being the exclusive.... read more

Integrate: Doing Business in the 21st Century, IIRC welcomes major milestones

  • Author: Paul Druckman
  • Published: 9 Dec 2013

It has been an honour to be welcomed in so many places as we reach an important milestone for IIRC with the release of the International .... read more

Editor's letter: The man behind SOX and the big bad wolf

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 2 Dec 2013

In a December 2008 article titled ‘Washington is killing Silicon Valley’, US author Michael Malone blamed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 (SOX) for.... read more

The clock is ticking: why practices need to act now on capital allowances

  • Published: 29 Nov 2013

The Finance act 2012 introduced wide sweeping changes to the way capital allowances work on fixtures, the lion’s share of these kick in from April.... read more

Shades of Grey – or What’s in a name?

  • Published: 25 Nov 2013

By Sue Almond | Despite being described as ‘grey’ - or worse - by some of my more cynical family members, I am proud to describe myself as an.... read more

Why keeping clean is good for corporate returns

  • Published: 19 Nov 2013

George Serafeim writing for the Harvard Business School found, in his paper Firm Competitiveness and Detection of Bribery, that ‘the lesson for.... read more

Accountancy is looking different

  • Published: 8 Nov 2013

By Sue Almond | I recently chaired a technical conference in Tirana in Albania. Other than the location, there's nothing particularly new about.... read more


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