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Mervyn King speaks out against audit only firm proposals

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 16 Nov 2011

Corporate governance champion Mervyn King has labelled proposals to outlaw audit firms from providing advisory services a disaster that could have.... read more

IASB issues responses to G20 recommendations

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 10 Nov 2011

At the most recent meeting the G20 leaders reaffirmed their support for a single set of global accounting standards and for the completion of.... read more

FASB updates agenda to improve non-profit reporting

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 10 Nov 2011

The Financial Accounting Standards Board(FASB) has launched two agenda projects to improve financial reporting for not-for-profit organisations The.... read more

PCAOB to share information with Israel

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 1 Nov 2011

The US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has entered into a co-operative agreement for the exchange of confidential information.... read more

EC proposals have merit say FTSE100 audit committee chairs

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 1 Nov 2011

FTSE100 audit committee chairs have questioned the reasons behind the European Commissions (EC) audit reform proposals, but agree some have merit,.... read more

European IFRS enforcement levels up

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 21 Oct 2011

The level of IFRS enforcement in Europe increased by 7% to 799 actions in 2010, according to a report by the European Securities and Markets.... read more

IASB proposes amendment to IFRS 1

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 21 Oct 2011

The amendment explains how a first time adopter of IFRS would account for a government loan with a below-market rate of interest when they make the.... read more

IASB issues surface mining clarification

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 20 Oct 2011

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued new requirements for accounting for stripping costs incurred in the production phase.... read more

Better risk reporting needed: ICAEW

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 18 Oct 2011

Better risk reporting can contribute to greater financial stability, but can never prevent business failure, according to a report from the.... read more

UK FRC plans major restructure

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 17 Oct 2011

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is planning to streamline its operations and allow accountants to settle disputes to help clear a backlog.... read more

PCAOB proposes disclosure of engagement partner name

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 12 Oct 2011

The proposal requires the disclosure of the engagement partner's name in the audit report and in the PCAOB annual report form In addition, the.... read more

PCAOB considers amendments to improve transparency

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 7 Oct 2011

The US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) will hold an open meeting on next week to consider making amendments to its standards to.... read more

Taskforce pushes for global regulatory convergence

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 6 Oct 2011

A cross-industry taskforce, co-ordinated by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), has called on the G20 to push for further.... read more

UK government considers reducing SME reporting requirements

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 6 Oct 2011

The UK government has issued a proposal that would see reduced financial reporting requirements for SMEs in order to save companies more than £600m.... read more

IFAC updates policy position papers

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 3 Oct 2011

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has revised two of its policy position papers to promote global convergence. Policy position.... read more

FEE criticises media coverage of EC draft proposals

  • Author: Isobel Greenlees
  • Published: 30 Sep 2011

Media coverage of the leaked EC Green paper draft audit proposals is misleading, according to the Fdration des Experts-comptables Europens.... read more

ICAI proposes IFRS equivalent standards

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 19 Sep 2011

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (ICAI) has proposed to adopt Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) consistent with the IFRS that.... read more

CAQ supports PCAOB broker, dealer standards

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 16 Sep 2011

The Centre for Audit Quality (CAQ) has submitted two comment letters to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) showing support for.... read more

New Zealand to simplify reporting framework for SMEs

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 14 Sep 2011

The New Zealand government has unveiled proposals simplifying the financial reporting framework for small and medium-sized businesses and.... read more

IIRC launches integrated reporting consultation

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 12 Sep 2011

The integrated reporting framework is described by the IIRC in the discussion paper Towards Integrated Reporting Communicating Value in the 21st.... read more


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