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Innovation and finance

  • Published: 31 May 2013

As a veteran of office life (getting on for 30 years if you must know!), I often enjoy giving my younger colleagues regular history lessons.. read more

A working holiday

  • Published: 29 May 2013

Recently I came across an article in the Independent discussing the need for international exposure at an early stage in the students’ careers.. read more

What is good enough? Business ethics in the cathedral

  • Published: 2 May 2013

Imagine you are being pressured by a manager to allow a batch of goods to go into the market even if there are some quality concerns. With an.... read more

Launching the worlds first integrated reporting framework

  • Published: 1 May 2013

I sit down to write this blog after a momentous two weeks for the IIRC with the launch of our Consultation Draft of the International Integrated.... read more

Editor's letter: The IR eagle has landed

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 30 Apr 2013

The eagle has landed - and by "the eagle", I mean the draft of the world's first integrated reporting framework. The International Integrated.... read more

Is the audit report fit for purpose?

  • Published: 25 Apr 2013

Audit reports are not fit for purpose. They are boilerplate and I don't read them. Who said this - some radical corporate governance activist? Not.... read more

When is a film not a film?

  • Published: 17 Apr 2013

The 1969 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay was awarded to Mel Brooks for his script about a Broadway producer and his accountant who attempted to.... read more

Financial reporting – UK GAAP gets a much needed makeover

  • Published: 9 Apr 2013

A new era of financial reporting in the UK has begun. In a move to bring the UK closer to an IFRS based model, in March the UK Financial Reporting.... read more

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

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