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KPMG secures legal licence

  • Author: Isabella Grotto & Vincent Huck
  • Published: 2 Oct 2014

KPMG UK has secured an alternative business structure (ABS) licence in a bid to diversify its legal service offering to clients.. read more

IFAC gathers momentum for PAO capacity building

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 2 Oct 2014

IFAC has issued a call for stakeholders to issue expressions of interest to become a partner in delivering the federation’s professional.... read more

Management accountants not spared by gender pay gap

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 25 Sep 2014

Gender pay gaps persist in many areas of the industry and are particularly marked in the US, a salary survey by the US Institute of Management.... read more

Down under profession renews ties with India

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 24 Sep 2014

CPA Australia and the recently created Trans-Tasman institute, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), have renewed its.... read more

Spanish profession demands end to anti-competitive practices in audit tenders

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 23 Sep 2014

In light of the implementation of the European audit reform, the Corporation of Auditors of the Council General of Economists (Corporación de.... read more

Brazilian profession takes lead role against political corruption

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 22 Sep 2014

A bit over a month ahead of the Brazilian presidential election, the Movement to Fight Electoral Corruption (O Movimento de Combate à Corrupção.... read more

Scottish referendum aftermath: profession keeps a vigilant eye on devolution of powers

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 19 Sep 2014

In the wake of the Scottish referendum, which resulted in Scotland staying in the UK but with further power transferred to Holyrood, the.... read more

OECD tax avoidance recommendations: talking the big talk or game changer?

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 18 Sep 2014

Accounting firms and professional bodies have reacted cautiously to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) release of.... read more

UK CMA and European Commission take hard stand on new rotation rules

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 16 Sep 2014

UK FTSE 350 companies which have recently retendered or changed their auditor in the UK are most likely going to have to do so again as early as.... read more

CPA Australia elects president and chairman

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 12 Sep 2014

Graeme Wade has been elected as the new president and chairman of the board of CPA Australia, effective 1 October 2014.. read more

Professional bodies welcome EC appointments

  • Author: Steffen Muller
  • Published: 11 Sep 2014

Accounting professional bodies have welcomed Jean-Claude Juncker’s proposals for the composition of the next European Commission (EC).. read more

Rising expectations on internal auditors

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 8 Sep 2014

Internal auditors in the financial services sector have seen their role and responsibilities strengthened in the past year, according to a report.... read more

AICPA appoints financial reporting committee chair

  • Author: Steffen Muller
  • Published: 4 Sep 2014

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has appointed Jim Dolinar as chairman of its financial Reporting executive committee.... read more

Scottish survey finds finance directors more confident in UK economy

  • Author: Steffen Muller
  • Published: 3 Sep 2014

Confidence in the UK economy amongst finance directors is growing, a survey conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland’s.... read more

Public sector entities: IPSASB goes beyond semantics

  • Author: Steffen Muller
  • Published: 29 Aug 2014

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) released for comment a consultation paper (CP) to achieve a clearer,.... read more

Colombia eyes adoption of international audit standards

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 26 Aug 2014

Colombian standard-setting body will recommend the government the adoption of the standards issued by the International Auditing and Assurance.... read more

Debate on integrated reporting assurance steps up a gear

  • Author: Steffen Muller
  • Published: 22 Aug 2014

The accountancy profession have been called to participate in the ongoing global debate on assurance on integrated reporting at a forum in.... read more

CIPFA signs MoU with Ghanaian professional body

  • Author: Steffen Muller
  • Published: 21 Aug 2014

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) have signed a Memorandum.... read more

US management accounting profession consolidates growth through internationalisation

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 14 Aug 2014

The US Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has disclosed its membership figures, revealing a 7% growth to 72,921 members in the year to 30.... read more

ACCA signs MOU with Colombian accountancy body

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 12 Aug 2014

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Colombia's national accountancy body,.... read more


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