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The race is on, but the field is limited in the auditing business

  • Published: 22 Aug 2013

Isn’t it interesting how governments go through the rituals of promoting competition, but little actually changes? The latest example is the UK.... read more

A Working Holiday Part 2

  • Published: 13 Aug 2013

I am sure you agree with me that working in a foreign country can be scary, but it is definitely worth the effort. During these past two months, I.... read more

The changing iXBRL landscape

  • Author: Phill Robinson
  • Published: 12 Aug 2013

IRIS chief executive Phill Robinson discusses the upcoming changes to iXBRL.
Just when the accountancy profession thought it had ticked iXBRL.... read more

Corporate transparency test. Could you tell your Mum?

  • Published: 8 Aug 2013

Corporate crises now easily start online and certainly spread and amplify in cyberspace. The rise in social media is seen as the third primary.... read more

Auditor reporting

  • Published: 6 Aug 2013

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), the audit profession’s peak global standard setter, has just released a blueprint.... read more

The benefits and downsides of Integrated Reporting

  • Published: 1 Aug 2013

In mid-July, the deadline passed for responses to the International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC) framework on integrated reporting. From.... read more

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


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