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ACCA ‘disappointed’ with CMA’s proposals for reforming UK audit industry

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 23 Apr 2019

ACCA executive director of governance Maggie McGhee has described many of the remedies the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) recommended in.... read more

Accounting scandal rocks Irish FA

  • Published: 17 Apr 2019

The entire board of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is to resign after its auditor, Deloitte, notified the Irish Companies Registration.... read more

GRI teams with ASviS to support sustainable development

  • Published: 15 Apr 2019

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to.... read more

CPA Canada and ICAZ sign reciprocal membership agreement

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 12 Apr 2019

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) have signed a reciprocal.... read more

IESBA addresses technological ethical questions in five-year plan

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 10 Apr 2019

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) has launched its five-year plan, outlining the board’s strategy and priorities for.... read more

Center for Audit Quality appoint executive director

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 9 Apr 2019

The US’ Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has appointed Julie Bell Lindsay as executive director, succeeding Cindy Fornelli, effective 6 May 2019..... read more

EFAA: EC may have gone too far in exempting small companies from mandatory audit

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 5 Apr 2019

The European Federation of Accountants and Auditors (EFAA) has said the European Commission (EC) and national regulators, which have attempted to.... read more

FTA agree collective actions on tax certainty, co-operation and digital transformation

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 4 Apr 2019

The Forum of Tax Administration (FTA), the 53 leading global tax administrations, has agreed to focus on tax certainty, enhancing tax co-operation.... read more

Sponsored Content: HMRC leads exciting keynote line-up at Accountex 2019

  • Published: 4 Apr 2019

Theresa Middleton, HMRC’s director of the Making Tax Digital for Business programme, will headline an expert line-up of big name Keynote speakers.... read more

ICAEW: preparation of financial statements are a ‘bewildering mess’

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 4 Apr 2019

The legislation and regulation governing the preparation of financial statements are a ‘bewildering mess’, characterised by inconsistency,.... read more

UK’s BEIS shows support for Sarbanes-Oxley-inspired regime

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 3 Apr 2019

In the UK’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy select committees’ (BEIS) Future of Audit report, MPs have shown support for stricter.... read more

IRBA: 17% of JSE-listed companies rotate auditors in advance of MAFR

  • Published: 1 Apr 2019

Roughly 17% of Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) main board listed companies have already voluntarily rotated auditors—four years early from the.... read more

GRI receive support for tax transparency from investors

  • Published: 29 Mar 2019

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) recently endorsed the likelihood that taxes will be paid by businesses as common international practice after.... read more

GRI provides sustainable reporting opportunities in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

  • Published: 28 Mar 2019

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has provided technical input to guides produced by the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Colombo Stock Exchange.... read more

FRC sets out transitionary setup in 2019/2020 budget

  • Published: 27 Mar 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has revealed plans to step up the scope of its work on the quality of parts of audits which are.... read more

ECA sets out proposals to increase African tax revenues by $99bn

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 26 Mar 2019

It is urgent for African countries to broaden their tax and revenue collection bases while leveraging technology to boost compliance and collection.... read more

Firms defend quarterly reporting despite Trump’s urging of the SEC to investigate benefits of semi-annual reports

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 26 Mar 2019

A number of firms have defended the benefits of quarterly reporting, following a tweet by President Trump in August which called the US’ Securities.... read more

EFRAG appoint CEO and TEG chair

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 25 Mar 2019

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has appointed Saskia Slomp as its CEO and Chiara Del Prete as chair of its Technical Expert.... read more

PCAOB inspections to focus on technological developments in 2019

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 22 Mar 2019

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) 2019 inspections are to focus on technological developments affecting audits.. read more

IRBA puts a hold on investigation into Steinhoff auditors

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 21 Mar 2019

The South African Board of Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has said it will recommence its investigation into the auditors of.... read more

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