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Editor's letter: Again, a whistle-blower needed

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 26 Jul 2013

Deception, unethical behaviour and complete failure to comply with professional, technical and ethical standards in accountancy is, thankfully,.... read more

Making Apprenticeships work for business

  • Published: 15 Jul 2013

Cassandra MacDonald, Head of Accountancy & Tax Apprenticeships at training provider Kaplan looks at why these programmes are good for business.. read more

Closing GAAP and managerial accounting gaps creating insightful knowledge

  • Published: 12 Jul 2013

Management accounting is the measuring tool to serve management with the necessary insights and knowledge to manage enterprises.. read more

Rebalancing manufacturing sector requires careful management

  • Published: 12 Jul 2013

On 12 July, ICAEW launched a new report: Audit Insights: Manufacturing. This is the second in a series of investigations into different economic.... read more

The ‘virtuous circle’ of trust

  • Published: 3 Jul 2013

Maintaining trust in business – and the profession – is at the heart of what accountants are, and must be, all about. So how are we doing?. read more

Editor's letter: The value of corporate reporting

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 26 Jun 2013

One of this month's most read articles on The Accountant website relates to the lack of investor trust in company reports, uncovered by a recent.... read more

Star Trek and Enterprise for the Common Good

  • Published: 18 Jun 2013

You may wonder what a Star Trek movie and a discussion event on the floor of St Paul’s Cathedral featuring a banking CEO may have in common. Read.... read more

Myanmar needs a strong accountancy profession in order to succeed

  • Published: 13 Jun 2013

Myanmar gets a lot of attention at the moment. This week, ICAEW signed an agreement with the Myanmar Institute of Certified Public Accountants.... read more

Editors Letter: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 7 Jun 2013

The film The Sound of Music is stuck in my head - particularly the part where the von Trapp children sing good night to their father and his party.... read more

We love paying taxes

  • Published: 31 May 2013

I recently had a “heated debate” with my mother-in-law about tax – she said it was immoral for Google, Starbucks and Amazon to get away without.... read more

Innovation and finance

  • Published: 31 May 2013

As a veteran of office life (getting on for 30 years if you must know!), I often enjoy giving my younger colleagues regular history lessons.. read more

A working holiday

  • Published: 29 May 2013

Recently I came across an article in the Independent discussing the need for international exposure at an early stage in the students’ careers.. read more

What is good enough? Business ethics in the cathedral

  • Published: 2 May 2013

Imagine you are being pressured by a manager to allow a batch of goods to go into the market even if there are some quality concerns. With an.... read more

Launching the worlds first integrated reporting framework

  • Published: 1 May 2013

I sit down to write this blog after a momentous two weeks for the IIRC with the launch of our Consultation Draft of the International Integrated.... read more

Editor's letter: The IR eagle has landed

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 30 Apr 2013

The eagle has landed - and by "the eagle", I mean the draft of the world's first integrated reporting framework. The International Integrated.... read more

Is the audit report fit for purpose?

  • Published: 25 Apr 2013

Audit reports are not fit for purpose. They are boilerplate and I don't read them. Who said this - some radical corporate governance activist? Not.... read more

When is a film not a film?

  • Published: 17 Apr 2013

The 1969 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay was awarded to Mel Brooks for his script about a Broadway producer and his accountant who attempted to.... read more

Financial reporting – UK GAAP gets a much needed makeover

  • Published: 9 Apr 2013

A new era of financial reporting in the UK has begun. In a move to bring the UK closer to an IFRS based model, in March the UK Financial Reporting.... read more


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