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Professionals welcome UK government’s delay of Making Tax Digital but concerns remain

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 18 Jul 2017

The UK Government has delayed its plans for the digital transformation of the tax system (MTD) after professional bodies, businesses and MPs raised.... read more

CA Sri Lanka publishes supplementary guide to integrated reporting

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 17 Jul 2017

CA Sri Lanka and the Integrated reporting Council of Sri Lanka (IRCSL) have published a supplementary guide to integrated reporting for preparers.. read more

CIPFA and IFAC launch public sector financial accountability index

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 14 Jul 2017

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) along with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) have announced the.... read more

African organisation strengthens independent review of English speaking supreme audit institutions

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 9 Jun 2017

The governing board of the African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E) has agreed on a rotation roster to.... read more

EFRAG is looking for new board members

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 9 Jun 2017

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has launched a call for candidates to serve its Board.. read more

CPA Australia’s CEO defends $1.8m pay packet

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 8 Jun 2017

CPA Australia CEO Alex Malley has defended his $1.8m pay packet which was unveiled in CPA Australia’s latest disclosure document, as well as.... read more

Deficit, brexit and SMEs must be priorities for incoming UK government, ICAEW President says

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 7 Jun 2017

ICAEW’s president Nick Parker has called for the incoming government to ensure it is equipped to tackle the deficit and handle Brexit while.... read more

A4S publishes guide on social and human capital accounting

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 6 Jun 2017

The Prince of Wales' Accounting for Sustainability project (A4S) has published a social and human capital accounting guide with practical examples.... read more

Natural Capital Coalition launches public consultation on an update to its framework

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 6 Jun 2017

The Natural Capital Coalition has launched a public consultation on the Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol which aims to.... read more

CIMA elects president

  • Published: 6 Jun 2017

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has elected its 84th president, David Stanford, for a one year term.. read more

CAQ to provide five grants to fund academic research on audit

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 6 Jun 2017

The Centre for Audit Quality (CAQ) has announced that it will provide five grants to fund academic research on projects of interest to the auditing.... read more

IFAC releases report to help accountants in business deal with technological changes

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 5 Jun 2017

IFAC has released a report to help accountants in business remain relevant at a time of increasingly fast paced technological changes.. read more

Kenya and South Africa sign agreement of mutual recognition of their designations

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 2 Jun 2017

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) have signed a.... read more

CAQ highlights CPAs role in addressing cybersecurity risks

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 1 Jun 2017

The centre for audit quality (CAQ) has released a new white paper highlighting the role of the audit profession in tackling cybersecurity risks.. read more

Accountants see Brexit as a risk rather than an opportunity, survey reveals

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 1 Jun 2017

Nearly half (40%) of professional accountants working in financial services globally see Brexit as a risk with only 16% identifying it as an.... read more

SAICA and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants sign pathway agreement

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 30 May 2017

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants [represented.... read more

News brief: Japan reiterates support for IFRS

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 26 May 2017

Japan’s Financial Accounting Standards Foundation (FASF) and the IFRS Foundation trustees have in a statement reiterated their shared commitment in.... read more

The number of accountants in the workforce correlates with a country’s ranking in Transparency International corruption perception index

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 26 May 2017

A larger number of professional accountants in the workforce correlates to a better ranking in Transparency International corruption perception.... read more

CIPFA to deliver apprenticeships

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 25 May 2017

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has announced it will start delivering accountancy and finance apprenticeships in.... read more

News brief: AAT becomes member of the Association of Professional Political Consultants

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 24 May 2017

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has been approved as a member of the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC).. read more


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