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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

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


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