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Heading for the cloud: why accounting is going online

  • Published: 16 Oct 2013

A survey commissioned by Xero, a global accounting software company, has found that more than half of UK accountants (55%) have either switched to.... read more

Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

  • Published: 14 Oct 2013

Doctor Who said “In the parallel world everything’s the same just a little bit different”. He may well have been describing the two worlds of the.... read more

Could you be trusted to do the right thing?

  • Published: 30 Sep 2013

Business is flagging and your boss is putting you under pressure to present more optimistic forecasts – and offering you an incentive to do so.. read more

Editor's letter: Football et circenses

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 27 Sep 2013

Panem et circenses, or bread and circuses, the Latin expression coined by Roman poet Juvenal, is from a diatribe in which he described the.... read more

Tone at the top and Integrated Reporting

  • Published: 19 Sep 2013

‘Tone at the top’ refers to how an organisation’s leadership creates the tone: an ethical – or unethical – atmosphere in the workplace. The.... read more

South African reflections on integrated reporting

  • Published: 4 Sep 2013

IIRC’s chief executive Paul Druckman speaks of the comments received so far to the first-ever International Integrated Reporting Framework with a.... read more

Editor's letter: Climate challenge for the profession

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

If accounting is the language of business and audit an indicator of business health, then carbon emissions need to be translated into this.... read more

Management accounting shows the way

  • Published: 29 Aug 2013

Running a company is like driving a car. The important thing is what lies ahead. Today, the companies' headlights focus on the past when they.... read more

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


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