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UK FRC could inspire South Africa’s accounting regulation

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 12 Aug 2013

The regulation of South Africa’s accounting profession could follow the British model of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), The Accountant has.... read more

German stock exchange joins IIRC’s pilot programme

  • Author: James Wood
  • Published: 8 Aug 2013

The International Integrated Reporting Council has added Deutsche Börse Group to its pilot programme business network, becoming the first stock.... read more

UK FRC adds to insurance accounting review

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 30 Jul 2013

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued an update of the UK accounting standard for insurance contracts, FRS 103, which differs from.... read more

IIRC framework needs external assurance rules: BDO

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 29 Jul 2013

In a supportive response to the international integrated reporting framework launched by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), BDO.... read more

ESMA to revise accounting enforcement standards

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 22 Jul 2013

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation to revise the standards on the enforcement of financial.... read more

UK parliament passes mandatory greenhouse gas reporting

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 18 Jul 2013

The UK parliament has passed amendments to the Companies Act 2006 that require all UK quoted companies to report greenhouse gas emissions in the.... read more

US Congress votes to ban mandatory audit rotation

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 9 Jul 2013

The US House of Congress has voted through H.R. 1564: The Audit Integrity and Job Protection Act, by 321 votes to 62.. read more

IIA release banking internal audit guidance

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 8 Jul 2013

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has published a report aimed at strengthening the power of internal audits, after a UK.... read more

SEC launches initiatives to combat accounting fraud

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 4 Jul 2013

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched three initiatives to combat financial reporting, microcap fraud and enhance its risk.... read more

IMA diverges from IIRC consultation framework

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

The US Institute of Management Accountant (IMA) has expressed disagreement on certain aspects of the Integrated Reporting (IR) framework launched.... read more

FRC updates disciplinary arrangement for accountants

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 1 Jul 2013

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published the Accountancy Scheme 2013, including updates for the independent disciplinary arrangements.... read more

FRC bans internal audit “direct assistance”

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 20 Jun 2013

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will prohibit external auditors of financial statements for periods ending on or after 15 June 2014 from.... read more

End in sight for new Accounting Directive

  • Author: Charles Wheeldon
  • Published: 13 Jun 2013

The European Parliament yesterday voted through comprehensive changes to the EU’s accounting framework, abolishing quarterly reporting, introducing.... read more

UN takes a ‘report or explain’ approach on sustainability reporting

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 4 Jun 2013

The United Nations (UN) High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda has proposed a ‘report or explain’ approach on.... read more

JICPA issues public sector financial accounting report

  • Published: 30 May 2013

The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA) has issued a report on public sector financial accounting and auditing as a way to.... read more

ACCA gives views on PCAOB’s reorganisation of auditing standards

  • Published: 23 May 2013

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has backed the US Public Company Oversight Board's (PCAOB) consultation framework about.... read more

GRI launches G4 guidelines

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 22 May 2013

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has launched the fourth generation (G4) of its sustainability reporting guidelines.. read more

IASB launches survey on changes to IFRS 9

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 15 May 2013

Input has been asked of all IFRS stakeholders in a survey concerning amendments to the classification of financial assets within the November 2012.... read more

More than 75% of governments still use cash accounting: PwC

  • Published: 14 May 2013

Only 24% of governments globally use accrual accounting, according to a recent survey by PwC.. read more

ACCA warns of going concern proposal complexity

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 9 May 2013

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has said smaller companies may find proposed guidance on assessing and reporting going.... read more


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