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The value in independence

  • Published: 3 Dec 2012

I recently attended a UN global compact meeting with a focus on supply chain issues. One of the participants who is involved in procurement for a.... read more

Paradigm shift needed to regain the public's trust

  • Published: 31 Oct 2012

When Martin Wheatley unveiled his plans for ‘mending’ LIBOR after the Barclays scandal, there were few surprises. As a specific measure to fix a.... read more

Ethics reading lists for finance - from Biology to Chicklit

  • Published: 31 Oct 2012

The summer is over. The evenings are longer. Children are back at school. Full-time students have started university. Many accounting students are.... read more

Sack the Bard?

  • Published: 31 Oct 2012

What connects Greece, South London Healthcare NHS Trust and Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club?
Perhaps it is the lack of classic English.... read more

Don’t let what you know limit what you can imagine

  • Published: 31 Oct 2012

In August, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) brought together companies, investors, stock exchanges, credit rating agencies,.... read more

Leading the way at AAA

  • Published: 31 Oct 2012

In August, the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales (ICAEW) ran a series of panel sessions at the American Accounting.... read more

Two years on: EC green paper

  • Published: 31 Oct 2012

September marks the second anniversary of the EC's landmark Green Paper – Audit Policy: lessons from the crisis. This paper kicked off the debate.... read more

Internships: Building our Careers

  • Published: 31 Oct 2012

As the autumn is upon us and we have now begun a new academic year, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect back on how this summer was spent..... read more

A warning to all

  • Published: 31 Oct 2012

To my greatest disappointment I did not manage to pass what was to be I hoped my last ever exam. I scored 48 in the case study based on a.... read more

To succeed: good old fashioned hard work

  • Published: 30 Oct 2012

As Olympics fever takes hold around the world, the usual rhetoric on the amazing feats that can be achieved through team work abounds. While this.... read more

Editor's letter: Accounting time machine

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 29 Oct 2012

Have you ever, for whatever reason, wished you could jump into a DeLorean time machine (of the kind that Universal Studios told us would cost an.... read more

Editor's letter: Ruffling feathers

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 26 Sep 2012

Regulation is always one to ruffle feathers for and against any proposals, particularly if what is being proposed has the potential to change an.... read more

Editor's letter: Getting the work life balance right

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 29 Aug 2012

I was gripped by the TV this month as the 2012 Olympics got under way Here in London we were inescapably swept up by Olympic fever, and it was.... read more

In focus: Talent shortage

  • Author: Ana Barco
  • Published: 29 Aug 2012

Shortage of talent is still a big issue for the accounting profession the world over and with the economic downturn causing investment purse.... read more

Editor's letter: Déjà vu

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 24 Jul 2012

It was supposed to be the year the US Securities and Exchange Commission gave its decision on whether or not its financial markets would move away.... read more

Editor's letter: Flying Down to Rio

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 4 Jul 2012

Sustainability reporting has been all over the news this month with the Rio 20 conference in Brazil taking place Unfortunately I was stuck in a.... read more

In focus: public value

  • Author: Helen Brand, ACCA's chief executive
  • Published: 12 Jun 2012

In the wake of the financial crisis, debate has flared up around the world as to what public value in business really means, and it has never been.... read more

Editor's letter: Turn the key

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 9 May 2012

But unlocking IFRS and allowing it to become the truly global set of accounting standards is much more difficult especially when, as IFRS legend.... read more

Editor's letter: Up in arms

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 10 Apr 2012

The contentious proposal of mandatory audit firm rotation has been a big talking point for the US profession as the Public Company Accounting.... read more

Editor's letter: The build up

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 6 Mar 2012

Over the past few weeks, the build up towards the USs decision to adopt IFRS has intensified This decision has been a long-time coming and while.... read more

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