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Malaysia is investing in skills to beat its ‘brain drain’

  • Published: 8 Apr 2013

Earlier this month the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) played host to a number of high-flying UK-based Malaysian.... read more

Editor's letter: Africa under the spotlight

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 5 Apr 2013

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Future workforce

  • Published: 3 Apr 2013

In March, I attended the Preparing the 2025 Workforce - Attracting and developing talent conference where the speakers included former US secretary.... read more

The virtues and vices of IFRS

  • Published: 25 Mar 2013

The ongoing debate around the virtues and vices of IFRS has been turned up a notch or two recently. In the UK, dissident voices claim that the.... read more

Psychopaths and Criminals

  • Published: 21 Mar 2013

You’d have thought with discussion covering topics such as these, I may have been attending an evening talk hosted by special branch or forensic.... read more

Quality is a universal global language

  • Published: 11 Mar 2013

On 6 March, ICAEW signed an agreement with the Gulf Co-operation Council Accounting and Audit Organization (GCCAAO) to help them set up and run an.... read more

Editor's letter: Global approach to global problems

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 4 Mar 2013

In this month's issue we have taken a truly global snapshot of the profession, surveying 44 professional accounting bodies across 27 countries.... read more

Old dogs, new tricks

  • Published: 1 Mar 2013

I work for a professional education company, and have personally been helping accountancy students pass their exams for nearly ten years – being.... read more

Mapping the audit market

  • Published: 27 Feb 2013

The UK Competition Commission’s probe into the audit market was been pushed back twice before its release last week. This doesn’t surprise me at.... read more

The scrutiny of finance professionals

  • Published: 22 Feb 2013

With pressure on public finances being at an all-time high on most countries – and public trust in both business and governmental institutions.... read more

The expectation gap

  • Published: 20 Feb 2013

My plan since I started this blog more than a year ago has always been to cover issues related to preparing for the next step - a professional.... read more

Waking up to ethics: horsemeat and derivatives

  • Published: 13 Feb 2013

Most of my mornings start with ethics. Not in the office, but from my waking moment as practically every day the radio news is filled with some.... read more

Never a better time to provide assurance for benchmarks

  • Published: 8 Feb 2013

With the fine for RBS for its manipulation of LIBOR due imminently it has never been a more pertinent time to look at how to give businesses that.... read more

In focus: Role of the partner

  • Published: 1 Feb 2013

The drive and culture of the professional services firm has changed considerably in the last 30 years. Heather Townsend and Jo Larbie, authors of.... read more

The Bigger Picture

  • Published: 31 Jan 2013

As I sat thinking about what my first blog piece of 2013 would be about, I was acutely aware that I had already dived into the politics behind the.... read more

Editor's letter: Back in full swing

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 31 Jan 2013

Let me begin, since we are still in January, by wishing all of you a Happy New Year. I hope you are all now thoroughly rested and, like me, settled.... read more

In focus: IFRS

  • Published: 31 Jan 2013

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants technical director Sue Almond shares her views on the take up of IFRS around the world and the.... read more

Banking crisis

  • Published: 29 Jan 2013

Within the profession there is so much going on in terms of audit and accounting issues and developments. Yet there are times when it all seems.... read more

The branding of news

  • Published: 28 Jan 2013

The idea of having your daily news how you like it sounds crazy doesn't it - information ranging from politics, sport, entertainment, scandal and.... read more

2013: The road ahead

  • Published: 25 Jan 2013

When I look at the year ahead I see many challenges for the accounting profession. This is neither due to superstition nor pessimism. Challenges.... read more


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