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ABS: Will accountants be spreading themselves too thinly?

  • Published: 17 Oct 2014

By Mandy Mitten | The trend might be favouring Alternative Business Structures but is that the right way for accountants to go? If you went to your.... read more

A realistic approach to the paperless accountant

  • Published: 7 Oct 2014

By Rich Preece | ‘Paperless’ was a buzzword not so long ago, yet only one percent of EU businesses have achieved a paperless office. So what’s.... read more

Editor's letter: Double standards

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 7 Oct 2014

It seems reasonable to demand from government the same accounting system it requires from companies in the private sector. Citizens are their main.... read more

Balance essential to address going concern

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 25 Sep 2014

A CPA Australia research initiative has been examining auditor reporting of Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies before, during and.... read more

Editor's letter: The quest for El Dorado

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 5 Sep 2014

Antoni Gómez, president of Auren International, told me this month that Colombian firm TH&R will be integrated within the network by 13 October. In.... read more

Hoaxes, stock exchanges and real-time reporting

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 19 Aug 2014

CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley reflects on environmental activist Jonathan Moylan's landmark case, whose hoax press release made drop.... read more

Editor's letter: Cuban perestroika

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 31 Jul 2014

Accountants, as fundamental gatekeepers of businesses and government’s finances, might have a fundamental role to play in the Cuban perestroika, if.... read more

Markets demand collaboration on audit quality

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 25 Jul 2014

By Alex Malley | Investors and businesses in today’s capital markets operate on the basis of a profound trust. That the wheels of “gatekeepers”,.... read more

Editor's letter: Isn’t it patriotic to pay taxes?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 10 Jul 2014

“No taxation without representation”, the patriots used to say. It now seems the way to go is just “no taxation”. Can we rely exclusively on.... read more

Sustainable audit practice: Prepare to make fundamental changes

  • Published: 4 Jul 2014

By Fann Kor | In the current environment of increased fee pressure, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) assistant director.... read more

Inmates at the ‘Prison of Conformity’: So, you don't want to grow?

  • Published: 2 Jul 2014

By Barbara Kroll | The liberating effects of cloud-based accounting enable bookkeepers to be reintroduced to some of the more strategic activities,.... read more

Good governance needn’t mean reinventing the wheel

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 18 Jun 2014

Has the time come for a governance framework and principles of good governance, which would apply across sectors and geographical locations? asks.... read more

When takeovers turn hostile - how UK reforms are giving shareholders greater disclosure

  • Published: 13 Jun 2014

By Roger Barker | Pfizer appears to have retreated but it’s more likely to be a tactical retreat than a full withdrawal, writes Roger Barker. read more

Editor's letter: Words of wisdom on a Highgate tomb

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 2 Jun 2014

German philosopher Karl Marx died in 1883, but what about his contribution to economics. Is his intellectual legacy dead too? Against this backdrop.... read more

Accountancy needs the correct calculations to add the best talent

  • Published: 16 May 2014

Rob Russell shares the calculations businesses should make to take advantage of the industry’s sharp, new image and stay ahead by recruiting and.... read more

Pfizer and AstraZeneca debate: when “the greater good” matters

  • Author: Paul Druckman
  • Published: 8 May 2014

The business pages, and now the mainstream media, have been dominated over the last week with news of Pfizer’s proposed $106bn takeover of.... read more

Editor's letter: “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills…”

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 2 May 2014

Almost a decade ago, UK literary magazine Granta published an essay by Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina in which the author gave some sarcastic.... read more

Setting up a practice in the cloud

  • Published: 28 Apr 2014

By Gary Turner | A move to online accounting is unlikely to be entirely seamless, not least because it involves shifting practice management,.... read more

Is it time to air dirty laundry? Benefits of sharing your "sin sheet"

  • Author: Tanya Barman
  • Published: 8 Apr 2014

Demand for transparency is required by insightful investors who expect a company they invest, or hope to invest in, to be very open about their.... read more

Editor's letter: Join the global battle for transparency

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 7 Apr 2014

One of the recurrent themes of this year’s World Survey is transparency. The role of accountants as transparency champions has come up in every.... read more


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