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Multiple International Education Standards revised with focus on technology

  • Published: 22 Oct 2019

The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) has revised four International Education Standards (IESs) addressing learning and.... read more

UK’s FRC: Investors seek clearer reporting on climate-related issues

  • Published: 22 Oct 2019

Companies are falling short of investors’ expectations for clearer reporting on climate-related issues, according to the UK’s Financial Reporting.... read more

IAASB and IESBA pledge stronger alliance

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 21 Oct 2019

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) have pledged.... read more

UK’s FRC: accounting profession needs to lead by example on diversity

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 21 Oct 2019

With the majority of partner level positions being held by white men, the audit and accountancy profession is lagging behind other businesses when.... read more

Kingman expresses concern of ‘letting the FRC drift on’

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 16 Oct 2019

Legal & General group chairman Jon Kingman, who led the review into the UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC), has expressed his concern to the.... read more

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors’ chief executive to step down

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 15 Oct 2019

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors of the UK and Ireland (CIIA) chief executive Ian Peters is to step down at the end of 2019 after ten.... read more

UK’s FRC fines jump to record high

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 15 Oct 2019

Fines issued by the UK's Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) to audit firms increased by 44% year-on-year to £24.3m ($30.76m) for the year ended 30.... read more

UK Accountants risk their jobs over inappropriate behaviour at work

  • Published: 14 Oct 2019

Nearly 52.6% of accounting and finance employers have experienced inappropriate behaviour from their employees in the workplace, with 40% having to.... read more

OECD offers support to APEC in fight against tax crime

  • Published: 14 Oct 2019

In response to a request from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers, the OECD has published a report, Combatting Tax.... read more

OECD publishes proposal addressing challenges from the digitalisation of the economy

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 10 Oct 2019

The OECD Secretariat has published a proposal to advance international negotiations to ensure large and highly profitable multinational enterprises.... read more

UK’s FRC launches recruitment drive as it transitions into ARGA

  • Published: 9 Oct 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) launches recruitment drive as it begins to transition into the new regulator, the Audit, Reporting and.... read more

The UK’s FRC new leadership team enters office

  • Published: 8 Oct 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) new leadership team of Simon Dingemans and Jon Thompson have taken up their respective roles as chair.... read more

21% of JSE-listed companies have changed their auditors ahead of MAFR deadline

  • Published: 8 Oct 2019

With less than four years remaining until the effective date of Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation (MAFR) (1 April 2023) in South Africa, roughly 21% of.... read more

The Digital Accountancy Awards 2019 winners announced

  • Published: 4 Oct 2019

The winners of the Digital Accountancy Forum & Awards 2019 were revealed during a gala dinner held at the Waldorf Hilton in London on 3 October.. read more

ICAEW and ICAI join to sign MoU

  • Published: 4 Oct 2019

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), have signed a.... read more

Research supports the FRC taking firmer action on regulation

  • Published: 2 Oct 2019

The UK's Financial Reporting Council (FRC) citizens’ juries believe the FRC should take firmer action to hold companies to account, says new.... read more

Strengthened Going Concern standard for UK Auditors

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 30 Sep 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council has issued a revised going concern standard in response to recent enforcement cases.. read more

Hong Kong’s FRC and HKICPA sign Statement of Protocol on Oversight Arrangements

  • Published: 30 Sep 2019

Hong Kong’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) have signed a Statement of.... read more

Alliance of accounting organisations finds multidisciplinary firm structure benefits audit quality

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 27 Sep 2019

A global alliance of accounting organisations has found firms that offer both audit and non-audit services are best positioned to deliver robust.... read more

Hong Kong’s FRC appoints new chairman and board members

  • Published: 26 Sep 2019

Hong Kong’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Kelvin Wong as chairman of the FRC, along with a number of other new board members.. read more


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