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Colombia: Chronicle of a success foretold

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 4 Sep 2014

An era of fundamental change has been initiated to modernise the Colombian profession and bring it into line with international standards. However.... read more

Brazil survey: An ambiguous legacy

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 29 Aug 2014

Despite reaching third place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil mourns an ambiguous event on home soil. Vincent Huck reports on how the accountancy.... read more

Country survey: USA’s ins and outs

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 1 Aug 2014

While facing an alleged competency crisis at home, the USA accountancy profession looks forward to greater presence on the international stage,.... read more

Cuba: Accountancy profession key to opening up economy

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

A new law aimed at luring foreign investment into Cuba may bring unprecedented opportunities for the accountancy profession, but pose further.... read more

India survey: Challenges in a changing environment

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 4 Jul 2014

A new government, new legislation and a new regulator are just some of the reasons why 2014 has become an interesting year for the accounting.... read more

German profession looks forward to a more settled future

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 2 Jun 2014

With regulatory changes at national and European level, professional bodies divided in a fight for power, a struggle to attract young talent, and.... read more

World Survey 2014: The quest for transparency

  • Published: 7 Apr 2014

Carlos Martin Tornero and Vincent Huck interview industry leaders about key issues facing the profession, encompassing transparency, public sector.... read more

Canada survey: strength in unity

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 28 Mar 2014

After more than two years of intensive negotiations, unification of the 40 separate entities within the Canadian accounting profession under a.... read more

France survey: Shake the dust from the profession

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 28 Feb 2014

Accountancy in France has an old-fashioned image problem that is being rectified by bringing the profession’s influencers together to speak with a.... read more

Brazil survey: Ever the optimist

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 23 Dec 2013

While the country continues to face considerable economic challenges and concerns over the slow pace of reform persist, those involved in the.... read more

Amid prolific regulation green shoots of recovery offer hope for the Emerald Isle

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 2 Dec 2013

Concerns over the economy remain despite signs of a tentative recovery, but an equally pressing issue for the Irish accounting profession is the.... read more

Profession without prejudice brings pride to UK business and economy

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 31 Oct 2013

Two hundred years on from the publication of the iconic novel Carlos Martin Tornero discovers accountants who are thriving in an atmosphere of.... read more

India prepares for growth and change

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 27 Sep 2013

Despite a significant slowdown the Indian economy continues to grow and the accountancy profession is growing with it. With important legislative.... read more

South Africa: Regulation, regulation, regulation

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 2 Sep 2013

After years of intense regulatory developments in South Africa, the government is yet to tighten its grip on accountants and likely to set up.... read more

Tax-Mex’ revolution: Mexico prepares for fiscal reform

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 26 Jul 2013

The Mexican profession’s efforts to modernise the national tax system seem to be backed by new President Enrique Peña Nieto. Gundi Jeffrey.... read more

Australia survey: Advance Australia Fair

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 26 Jun 2013

It’s been another eventful year for accountants in Australia, with changes to the transfer pricing regime, proposed amendments to licensing and new.... read more

Country report: Netherlands creates a new vision

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 7 Jun 2013

The Dutch have blazed a trail in Europe with their dramatic regulatory reform. The Accountant reports on an eventful year which has seen a new.... read more

US country report: A new era for the US

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 30 Apr 2013

Changes are afoot as a new era of partnerships, alliances and strategies emerge for the major forces in the US accounting and audit professions..... read more

Germany report: Institutes lobby hard in EU’s largest market

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 5 Apr 2013

Paul Golden reports on some of the issues and challenges faced by the German accounting profession and talks to leaders of the country’s accounting.... read more

Canada report: Strength through merger

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 5 Apr 2013

The Canadian accounting profession continued to work through much of the same issues during 2012 as the previous year. Gundi Jeffrey reports on the.... read more

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