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FRC: Audit firm transparency reports not visible enough and ineffective

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 26 Sep 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has found transparency reporting by accountancy firms performing audits to be currently ineffective with.... read more

GRI: driving alignment in climate-related reporting

  • Published: 25 Sep 2019

The Corporate Reporting Dialogue (CRD) report, Driving Alignment in Climate-related Reporting found high levels of alignment between frameworks on.... read more

OECD: use of digital technologies set to increase tax compliance

  • Published: 24 Sep 2019

The recently published eighth edition of the OECD’s Tax Administration Series reveals how tax administrations are increasingly moving to.... read more

UK’s FRC considering possible investigation into Thomas Cook

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 24 Sep 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is considering if there is any case for an investigation into the travel group Thomas Cook which went.... read more

ACCA report calls for social and environmental action

  • Published: 24 Sep 2019

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) calls for action dealing with the challenges of social and environmental value in its new.... read more

AAT appoints 39th president

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 23 Sep 2019

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has appointed John Thornton as its 39th president, succeeding Vernon Anderson in the role.. read more

OECD: Taxes on polluting fuels are too low to encourage a shift to low-carbon alternatives

  • Published: 20 Sep 2019

Taxing polluting sources of energy can be used as an effective way to reduce emissions that cause damage to the environment, however, 70% of.... read more

New board chair and vice-chair for CPA Canada

  • Published: 19 Sep 2019

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has announced the appointment of a new chair and vice-chair for the organisation’s board.... read more

CPA Ireland and CPA Canada extend MRA

  • Published: 18 Sep 2019

CPA Ireland and CPA Canada have extended their Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).. read more

UK’s FRC writes to audit committee chairs to offer advice on Brexit

  • Published: 17 Sep 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has sent a letter to audit committee chairs and finance directors to assist with preparations for the.... read more

AAT launches business school to help accountants develop essential skills

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 16 Sep 2019

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has launched a business school which aims to equip accountants with the skills they require to.... read more

UK high earners pay more tax than the European average

  • Published: 16 Sep 2019

The UK has lost its title as one of Europe’s low-tax jurisdictions, according to research from UHY International.. read more

Big Four firms to join The Valuable 500

  • Published: 13 Sep 2019

Big Four firms Deloitte, KPMG and PwC have announced today that they will be joining EY by signing The Valuable 500.. read more

SEC proposes amendments to the CAT NMS Plan

  • Published: 11 Sep 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to propose amendments to the US national market system plan governing the Consolidated Audit Trail.... read more

FASB guidance on transition to new Reference Rates

  • Published: 6 Sep 2019

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that would provide temporary optional.... read more

UK’s FRC publishes annual report as the transition to ARGA progresses

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 6 Sep 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published its annual report for 2018/19, highlighting the work it has so far undertaken to begin its.... read more

IFAC launches ‘future-fit’ series to address changing role of accountants

  • Published: 5 Sep 2019

With a changing and uncertain business environment, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and finance functions must evolve to sit at the heart of.... read more

Ghana watchdog hands out first-ever fines over audit failings

  • Published: 5 Sep 2019

For the first time since it was established in 1963, Ghana’s accounting and auditing watchdog, the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAG) has.... read more

Japanese regulator calls for increased audit accountability

  • Published: 4 Sep 2019

Japan’s Financial Services Agency is pressing for greater accountability from audit firms and is to revise its auditing standards. Japan Times.... read more

NFRA to emulate PCAOB to boost audit transparency in India

  • Published: 4 Sep 2019

Authorities in India are increasing their efforts to improve audit transparency. The latest move will see auditors overseen by the National.... read more

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