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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

Virtual classrooms

  • Published: 18 Jan 2013

During recent years we consumers have been bombarded with the development of 'next' electronic device or gadget designed to make our lives easier..... read more

Sharing auditors’ insights into the retail sector

  • Published: 15 Jan 2013

In the wake of the financial crisis, questions have been asked about the value of audit. While there is little doubt that audit is essential for.... read more

Costs of hiding the numbers – what price would you pay?

  • Published: 14 Jan 2013

In a recent interview with CIMA’s Financial Management magazine with ex-Olympus CEO and whistleblower Michael Woodford, he muses that it is in the.... read more

The issue of gender diversity

  • Published: 20 Dec 2012

The issue of gender diversity in companies' boards and senior management teams has been one of 2012's hot topics. And while progress is certainly.... read more

Birth of a business

  • Published: 20 Dec 2012

The business term 'a startup company', which we became very familiar with during the dot-com boom, has now become a common term.. read more

Integrating the world

  • Published: 19 Dec 2012

For the past six weeks I embarked on a journey, quite literally, around the world with one of the key areas of focus being to debate and.... read more

It’s about time

  • Published: 18 Dec 2012

The fortunes of two recent movies set me thinking about how we consider the passage of time when reporting an entity's financial position and.... read more

Editor's Letter: A time for celebration

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 18 Dec 2012

December is certainly a good month for celebration, and in line with this, The Accountant has collaborated with sister publication International.... read more

M for Motivation

  • Published: 14 Dec 2012

When taking the early train into Central London, I see many people commuting. Looking around the carriage, I think to myself, "Where do people find.... read more

IASB must change to safeguard the future of IFRS

  • Published: 12 Dec 2012

Over the past year, despite the efforts of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the US Financial Accounting Standards Board to.... read more

Poor quality government accounting – an issue for all

  • Published: 10 Dec 2012

The recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report Fiscal Transparency, Accountability, and Risk notes only 12 of 184 national governments publish.... read more

IFRS US prospects

  • Published: 6 Dec 2012

Ominous sounds from the US over the prospects of IFRS ever being accepted in the world's largest capital market are becoming more frequent. In this.... read more

Improving the Auditor's Report

  • Published: 5 Dec 2012

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board's (IAASB) recent paper, Improving the Auditor's Report makes a strong case for change in.... read more

All systems go?

  • Published: 4 Dec 2012

The ongoing search for stimulating and enjoyable bedtime reading for my three year old son has led us to his current favourite library book which.... read more


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