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News brief: Singaporean institute publishes accounting model for micro, small and medium businesses

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 26 Apr 2017

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) has developed a Micro Accounting Model (MAM) to help the adoption of accrual accounting for.... read more

News brief: Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organisation and the Expert Bankers Association sign MoU on CIMA certificate

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 24 Apr 2017

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Professional Training Group (TAGI-TRAIN) and the Expert Bankers Association sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote.... read more

News brief: IASB plans amendments to IFRS 9 to address pre payable financial assets

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 24 Apr 2017

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) plans to draft amendments to the financial instruments standard, IFRS 9, before it has even.... read more

Analysis: New chair appointed at House of Cards EGIAN

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 24 Apr 2017

It has taken nearly two years and numerous intrigues for the European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations (EGIAN) to find a.... read more

Data analytics in internal audit report helps auditors assess benefits

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 24 Apr 2017

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) has published a report on the use of data analytics in internal audit, aiming to help.... read more

KPMG removes 6 personnel including their head of audit over unethical behaviour

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 13 Apr 2017

Big Four firm KPMG has fired six audit personnel including four partners, one employee and the head of the audit practice in the USA, for violating.... read more

Gender pay gap reporting requirements puts equality in the spotlight

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 12 Apr 2017

A transparency initiative on the gender pay gap has led to reporting requirements being put into force from 5 April 2017. Private and voluntary.... read more

Patchy implementations of EU audit reform

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 11 Apr 2017

An overview of the implementation of the European Union audit reform, which came into force last June, shows consistency among member states in.... read more

News brief: IFIAR opens headquarters in Tokyo

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 10 Apr 2017

The International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) has opened its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and has held its first board meeting.. read more

Singaporean regulators and institutes release retail investors’ guide to enhanced auditor’s report

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 7 Apr 2017

To help investors understand the enhanced auditor report (EAR) which is implemented as of this year, The Singaporean regulators, the Accounting.... read more

PIOB approves extension of IAASB chairman’s term

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 7 Apr 2017

Professor Arnold Schilder has had his term extended through 2018 as the chairman of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.... read more

News briefs, sustainability: Natural Capital Coalition, GRI and UNCTAD

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 6 Apr 2017

Natural Capital Coalition launches toolkit for natural capital valuation

The Natural Capital Coalition in partnership with the World.... read more

IAESB strategy for the next five years will focus on education

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 4 Apr 2017

The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) has published its 2017-2021 strategy and 2017-2018 work plan, which is centred.... read more

News brief: Scottish cabinet secretary for finance calls for public services digital transformation

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 31 Mar 2017

Scotland must enact digital transformation to encourage public service reform, according to the Scottish government’s cabinet secretary for.... read more

The IASB published a discussion paper on disclosure principles

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 31 Mar 2017

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published a discussion paper on the principles of disclosure it wishes to see included in a.... read more

Update on OECD Anti-Bribery Convention adoption in Argentina, Finland, UK and Italy

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 29 Mar 2017

Progresses on anti-bribery laws are being made albeit slowly, according to recent publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and.... read more

CPA Canada fraud survey finds cybersecurity concerns linger

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 29 Mar 2017

Businesses are believed to be working to protect personal information yet Canadians still have concerns about cybersecurity, according to a survey.... read more

News brief: AAT signs Women in Finance Charter

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 24 Mar 2017

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) in the UK has signed up to the UK HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter to encourage gender equality.. read more

EFRAG seeks to broaden its membership

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 23 Mar 2017

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has launched a call for expressions of interest for new member organisations in an effort.... read more

IFAC survey reveals number one challenge for SMPs

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 21 Mar 2017

Accountants around the world in small and medium sized practices are facing increased staffing challenges according to an IFAC Global survey of.... read more


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