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News brief: Expert wanted to help Botswana's transition to accrual accounting

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 5 Jun 2017

Botswana is looking for a lead technician to manage the government's project of transitioning its finances from cash to accrual accounting.. read more

IFAC releases report to help accountants in business deal with technological changes

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 5 Jun 2017

IFAC has released a report to help accountants in business remain relevant at a time of increasingly fast paced technological changes.. read more

Canadian regulator considers changes in its funding model

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 2 Jun 2017

The Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to its current funding model.. read more

Djibouti joins the OECD’s BEPS framework

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 2 Jun 2017

Djibouti has joined the OECD’s inclusive framework on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) as well as the global forum on transparency and.... read more

President Juncker grilled by the European Parliament Panama Papers inquiry committee

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 2 Jun 2017

The European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker faced a meticulous questioning about his current and past record on tax transparency and.... read more

Kenya and South Africa sign agreement of mutual recognition of their designations

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 2 Jun 2017

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) have signed a.... read more

CAQ highlights CPAs role in addressing cybersecurity risks

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 1 Jun 2017

The centre for audit quality (CAQ) has released a new white paper highlighting the role of the audit profession in tackling cybersecurity risks.. read more

Accountants see Brexit as a risk rather than an opportunity, survey reveals

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 1 Jun 2017

Nearly half (40%) of professional accountants working in financial services globally see Brexit as a risk with only 16% identifying it as an.... read more

News brief: EITI developments in Liberia, Mali and Suriname

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 31 May 2017

At its board meeting held earlier this week, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) found that Liberia and Mali had made.... read more

SASB commissions research on the economic impacts of its standards

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 31 May 2017

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has commissioned an independent analysis to understand the potential costs and benefits of.... read more

SAICA and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants sign pathway agreement

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 30 May 2017

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants [represented.... read more

PCAOB to consider adopting standard on auditor report

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 26 May 2017

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has announced it will be holding a public meeting on 1 June 2017 to consider the adoption of.... read more

News brief: Japan reiterates support for IFRS

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 26 May 2017

Japan’s Financial Accounting Standards Foundation (FASF) and the IFRS Foundation trustees have in a statement reiterated their shared commitment in.... read more

The number of accountants in the workforce correlates with a country’s ranking in Transparency International corruption perception index

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 26 May 2017

A larger number of professional accountants in the workforce correlates to a better ranking in Transparency International corruption perception.... read more

CIPFA to deliver apprenticeships

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 25 May 2017

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has announced it will start delivering accountancy and finance apprenticeships in.... read more

Businesses form group to identify natural and social capital valuation techniques

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 25 May 2017

Fifteen companies, most of them members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have formed an informal group called the.... read more

We Mean Business coalition urges the G20 to adopt the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure recommendations

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 25 May 2017

The We Mean Business coalition has called upon the G20 governments to adopt the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial.... read more

News brief: AAT becomes member of the Association of Professional Political Consultants

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 24 May 2017

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has been approved as a member of the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC).. read more

European accountancy stakeholders defend EFRAG’s role and record against EU Commission plans of “streamlining”

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 24 May 2017

Accountancy stakeholders from across Europe have responded strongly against plans from the European Union (EU) Commission of “streamlining” the.... read more

Professional learning should be redefined to develop future-ready professional accountants

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 23 May 2017

A solution to current disruptions in the global economy, politics and skills obsolescence, due to technological revolution, is professional.... read more


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