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Editor's letter: Portrait of an Afghan woman

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 9 Mar 2015

The birthplace of the nascent Afghan accountancy industry is not Kabul, but Peshawar in Pakistan.. read more

2050 and the future of apprenticeships

  • Published: 6 Mar 2015

In recent years apprenticeships have begun to be a larger part of the conversation on different career options, a change that will benefit the.... read more

Culture and simplicity key for audit committees

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 4 Mar 2015

Culture is perhaps not the first word you would associate with the work of audit committees but it was certainly a central theme emerging at a.... read more

Madam, there is a shrimp in the accounts

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 26 Feb 2015

Each time I face a row of king prawns and shrimps in the supermarket I find myself asking this daunting question: where were the auditors? Before.... read more

Richard Cha: UK tax system essay competition

  • Published: 25 Feb 2015

By Richard Cha | This essay shall seek to explore practical decentralised fiscal reform and investigate how devolving some financial and fiscal.... read more

Jamie Parker: UK tax system essay competition

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 24 Feb 2015

By Jamie Parker | This paper proposes a tax system which encourages businesses that invest in their human capital and provides incentives for a.... read more

Ryan Gwinnett: UK tax system essay competition

  • Published: 23 Feb 2015

By Ryan Gwinnett | We have a Nokia 3210 tax system in the UK; it is clunky, difficult to navigate and out of touch with the modern Briton. While.... read more

Moira Chadwick: UK tax system essay competition

  • Published: 20 Feb 2015

Moira Chadwick was a runner-up in a PwC UK essay competition. Moira is from Reading and is currently in her final year of university, studying.... read more

Cloud accounting: a match made in heaven?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 13 Feb 2015

Could it be a coincidence that KPMG is the one firm amongst the Big Four that more evidently targets the SME segment? Possibly not. But wait a.... read more

The latest seismic shift in accounting

  • Published: 11 Feb 2015

By Rich Preece | The advances in accounting have been spread out over thousands of years but we’re on the precipice of the latest major shift,.... read more

Editor's letter: Iran also in from the cold?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 4 Feb 2015

Is Iran the new Cuba? Judging by the news reports from Geneva’s nuclear talks, a compromise between Washington and Teheran could be reached at some.... read more

The future of the accounting profession – it’s all a matter of trust

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 20 Jan 2015

Accountants are the foundation of business interactions but also key players in many other aspects of people’s lives. Society expect us, writes.... read more

Je suis Charlie, Ich bin Charlie, Yo soy Charlie, Som Charlie Hebdo, Jsem Charlie Hebdo

  • Published: 8 Jan 2015

In solidarity with Charlie Hebdo and those killed in the attack. read more

Editor's letter: Et tu, Brutus?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 18 Dec 2014

Not far from the Roman senate where Caesar's assassination took place, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) was held in November. From start to.... read more

Cloud accounting and an entrepreneurial approach to practice pricing

  • Published: 15 Dec 2014

By Rich Preece | Accountants must embrace cloud accounting because it is here to stay, and this gives practices the chance to adopt a new,.... read more

Guest blog: Audit needs a check-up

  • Published: 8 Dec 2014

By Richard James | Regulatory change has shaken up the sleepy – some would say cosy – world of audit. For many clients, that might be a pain. But.... read more

Exclusive release: Global succession survey unveils accounting firms have work to do

  • Published: 4 Dec 2014

The Global Accounting Alliance and the Succession Institute shared in exclusivity with The Accountant the results of a global survey looking at the.... read more

Warren Allen: "All roads lead from Rome"

  • Published: 26 Nov 2014

At the World Congress of Accountants 2014 in Rome, IFAC out-going president Warren Allen in his opening speech highlighted the increasing.... read more

Investigating stress in accountants and accounting professionals: The story of my inspiration

  • Published: 24 Nov 2014

Musarrat Khalfan, a MSc Management Psychology student at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, is conducting a unique multidisciplinary.... read more

Accounting ethics and professional judgement

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 24 Nov 2014

What are your ethical obligations when your client has been given an official ‘amnesty’ for past behaviour? Professional judgement is what makes us.... read more


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