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GRI updates water and effluents standard

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 28 Aug 2018

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has introduced disclosures that will make available information to assess companies’ exposure to water risks.. read more

Reports: Industry open to temporary client cap for Big Four

  • Published: 24 Aug 2018

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and nine of the largest networks in the UK plan to suggest a temporary cap in.... read more

SASB: Quality trumps locations for sustainability disclosure

  • Published: 23 Aug 2018

The location of sustainability data disclosures is not as important as ensuring the data is of sufficient quality, The Sustainability Accounting.... read more

SEC adopts amendments to renovate update disclosure requirements

  • Published: 21 Aug 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted to adopt amendments to certain disclosure requirements that have become duplicated,.... read more

PCAOB: deficiencies remain high in audits

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 21 Aug 2018

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has found a continued high number of audit deficiencies for brokers and dealers.. read more

IPSAS 41 aims to improve financial instruments reporting

  • Published: 15 Aug 2018

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) released IPSAS 41 which aims to improve the relevance of information for.... read more

FRC questions advisory work role in audit independence

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 15 Aug 2018

The independence and objectivity of PwC’s audit of British Home Stores (BHS) parent Taveta Group may have been compromised by the level of advisory.... read more

ICAEW: Actions need to be taken in order to prevent the next financial crisis

  • Published: 14 Aug 2018

The foundations for the next financial crisis are on its way unless a sense of purpose is embedded in financial services according to the report.... read more

PCAOB censures Breard & Associates

  • Published: 10 Aug 2018

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has censured Breard & Associates. It has revoked the firm’s registration as well as imposing.... read more

Fired up FRC issues record ban

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 9 Aug 2018

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued a record period of exclusion from the profession for three people.. read more

FRC faces questions over scope of powers

  • Published: 8 Aug 2018

The chair of the House of Common’s work and pensions committee Frank Field has challenged The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on why the full.... read more

IIRC launches Academic database

  • Published: 8 Aug 2018

A new academic database has been launched by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), bringing together over 200 academic studies.... read more

IRBA claims ‘encouraging signs’ from mandatory audit rotation

  • Published: 7 Aug 2018

Since the South African Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) began tracking audit firm rotations in January 2017, a total of 12% of.... read more

AICPA recruits Grant Thornton partner for Assurance Services Executive Committee

  • Published: 1 Aug 2018

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has recruited Jim Burton as chair of its Assurance Services Executive Committee (ASEC). Burton is Grant.... read more

ACCA wins bid to develop public sector finance professionals in Pakistan

  • Published: 31 Jul 2018

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has been awarded a project to develop a professional accreditation programme in Public.... read more

FRC pushes non-financial reporting in revised strategic report guidance

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 31 Jul 2018

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has revised its Guidance on the Strategic Report to recognise the increasing importance of non-financial.... read more

OECD faces tax transparency standards criticisms

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 30 Jul 2018

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has faced criticism for its updated criteria to identify jurisdictions that have.... read more

IMA appoints director of diversity and inclusion

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 27 Jul 2018

The Institute of Management accountants (IMA) has appointed Linda Devonish-Mills as its first director of diversity and inclusion.. read more

FRC: nearly half of audits need to improve in pension obligations

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 26 Jul 2018

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has found improvement is needed in the audit of pension balances and related disclosures.. read more

Slow progress for women in the accountancy profession

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 24 Jul 2018

Women in finance and accounting take on average seven more years than their male counterparts to reach executive level, according to research.... read more


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