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IASCA launches automated exam system for its qualifications

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 15 Jan 2020

The International Arab Society of Certified Accountants (IASCA) has replaced its International Arab Certified Public Accountant (IACPA) paper-based.... read more

Steve Varley appointed first EY Global Sustainability leader

  • Author: Zoya Malik
  • Published: 14 Jan 2020

EY announced the appointment of Steve Varley as EY Global Vice Chair – Sustainability effective 1 July 2020. In this newly-created global role,.... read more

The Chartered IIA launch new Internal Audit Code

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 9 Jan 2020

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (Chartered IIA) has published a new code with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of internal.... read more

UK’s FRC: Improved governance and reporting required to promote sustainability

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 9 Jan 2020

Companies need to improve their governance practices and reporting in order to demonstrate their positive impact on the economy and wider society,.... read more

GASB appoints new chair

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 8 Jan 2020

The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) has appointed Joel Black as the next chair of the US’ Governmental Accounting.... read more

Chartered IIA appoints interim CEO

  • Published: 7 Jan 2020

The UK’s Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (Chartered IIA) has appointed John Wood as its interim CEO.. read more

UK’s FRC updates Practice Aid for audit committees in evaluating audit quality

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 19 Dec 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has updated its Practice Aid to assist audit committees in evaluating audit quality in their assessment.... read more

The PCAOB appoints new director of the Division of Enforcement and Investigations

  • Published: 18 Dec 2019

The Public Company Accounting and Oversight Board (PCAOB) has appointed Patrick Bryan as director of the Division of Enforcement and Investigations.. read more

Brydon review: ARGA to act as a ‘midwife’ to create a new audit profession

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 18 Dec 2019

The Brydon Review, led by former London Stock Exchange Group chair Donald Brydon, has called for the establishment of a new corporate auditing.... read more

UK’s FRC places further limits on non-audit services

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 17 Dec 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued major revisions to its Ethical Standard and revised Auditing Standards in an effort to.... read more

The Big Four react to the UK general election 2019 result

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 13 Dec 2019

As the UK wakes up to a landslide victory by the Conservative Party, in an election which saw the worst defeat for Labour since 1935, the UK’s Big.... read more

The industry responds to the UK’s general election

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 13 Dec 2019

As the UK wakes up to a Conservative Party majority following a landslide victory and the worst defeat for Labour since 1935, members of the.... read more

Accountancy gender pay gap lagging by over 20%

  • Author: Zoya Malik
  • Published: 12 Dec 2019

Political parties have announced plans to achieve full pay equality in the UK by 2030, but the accountancy sector is lagging behind with a pay gap.... read more

GRI launches toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery

  • Published: 10 Dec 2019

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), an initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, has launched.... read more

Former ICAEW president joins SASB’s governing board

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 6 Dec 2019

Former Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) president Paul Druckman has been appointed to the Sustainability Accounting.... read more

New executive director joins Hong Kong’s FRC

  • Published: 6 Dec 2019

The Government of Hong Kong has appointed Florence Wong Wai-mei as the executive director to the board of Hong Kong’s Financial Reporting Council.... read more

CA ANZ elects president for 2020

  • Published: 6 Dec 2019

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) Council has appointed Perth-based Peter Rupp as its president for 2020, succeeding Stephen.... read more

Digital service taxes and reactionary tariffs

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 4 Dec 2019

For the past few years, there has been an increased momentum into looking at how to best tax the largest global tech companies. As many are.... read more

SEC appoints two new deputy chief accountants

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 4 Dec 2019

The US’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has appointed two new deputy chief accountants; Paul Munter joins as deputy chief accountant.... read more

KPMG UK urges offshore fund investors to check tax reporting

  • Published: 4 Dec 2019

KPMG UK has warned offshore fund investors to check their tax reporting ahead of the 2018/19 tax return submission before HMRC does.. read more


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