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UK FRC admits it should have acted faster over HBOS audits investigation

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 30 Nov 2017

The Financial Reporting Council has admitted in a letter to the Treasury Committee that it should have acted faster during its early enquiries in.... read more

AICPA calls for comment on proposals to change the auditor’s report

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 30 Nov 2017

The Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has issued three exposure drafts on auditing.... read more

ICAEW manifesto calls upon stakeholders to discuss the future of audit

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 29 Nov 2017

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has released a manifesto urging stakeholders and investors to discuss the.... read more

Brazilian institute calls for comment on revised code of professional ethics

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 29 Nov 2017

The Brazilian Federal Accounting Council (CFC) has released a draft of the code of professional ethics of the accountant (CEPC) which repeals prior.... read more

News brief: ACCA Canada appoints head

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 29 Nov 2017

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has appointed Jillian Couse as head of ACCA Canada taking over from Suzanne Godbehere.... read more

Canadian audit standard-setter appoints chair

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 28 Nov 2017

The Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council (AASOC) has announced that Ken Charbonneau has been appointed as the chair of Canada's audit.... read more

IAASB and WBCSD team up to incorporate sustainability into mainstream reporting

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 24 Nov 2017

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has agreed to collaborate with the World Business Council for Sustainable.... read more

Webinars introduce database of sustainability reporting requirements

  • Author: Stephanie Wix,Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 23 Nov 2017

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has held two webinars to engage stakeholders at all levels with the collaborative.... read more

IFAC elects new board members

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 23 Nov 2017

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has elected three new board members.. read more

IAASB appoints four members to its board

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 23 Nov 2017

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has appointed four members to its board, The Accountant has learnt.. read more

Next step in the Luxleaks trial to start

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 22 Nov 2017

The LuxLeaks trial before the Luxembourg Court of Cassation will be held tomorrow (Thursday 23 November 2017).. read more

UK FRC opens an investigation into Mitie Group accounts

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 21 Nov 2017

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced that in conclusion of reviewing the annual report and accounts of Mitie Group it will open.... read more

UK FRC answers to critics but still fails to convince

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 21 Nov 2017

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued the report on the independent review of the sanctions imposed under its enforcement procedures.... read more

European Commission launches public consultation on how to encourage sustainable investments

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 21 Nov 2017

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how to better encourage the inclusion of environmental, social and governance (ESG).... read more

GRI former interim CEO appointed chair for board of directors

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 20 Nov 2017

GRI has appointed its former interim CEO Eric Hespenheide, a former Deloitte partner, as the chairman of the GRI board of directors, effective 1.... read more

Singaporean and Irish institutes sign reciprocal membership agreement

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 20 Nov 2017

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Chartered Accountants Ireland have signed a reciprocal membership agreement (RMA).. read more

FRC plans to boost best practice in corporate reporting

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 17 Nov 2017

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has planned to supplement its routine monitoring programme through targeted reviews of corporate reports and.... read more

European businesses are not ready for GDPR

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 17 Nov 2017

Ninety two percent of European businesses are not ready for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective in May 2018, according to.... read more

Professional bodies working on a MoU to fight non-compliance with laws and regulations

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 16 Nov 2017

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) has announced that it collaborates with other accounting professional bodies to.... read more

Italian antitrust authority fines Big Four total of $26.6m for restrictive competition

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 16 Nov 2017

Italy’s antitrust authority has sanctioned the Big Four for €23.7m ($26.6m) altogether, following a violation of Article 101 of the Treaty on the.... read more


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