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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

Editor's letter: The art of social media

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 3 Dec 2012

If organisations are still unsure as to the worth of social media in a business context, perhaps it is because the channel has not been around long.... read more

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

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