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Paul Druckman appointed to UK FRC Board

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 2 Dec 2016

Paul Druckman was appointed to the board of UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as a chair of the Corporate Reporting Council, effective 1 January.... read more

Analysis: The big Brexit gamble and the profession

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 26 Jun 2016

Brexit has multiple dimensions politically and economically and puts Britain in uncharted territory. It also has the same ramifications for the.... read more

Dutch MoF Dijsselbloem: Auditors have to change their corporate culture

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 25 Sep 2015

The Netherlands Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem has told auditors that politicians and regulators had taken the first step for the.... read more

EY ShinNihon will audit Toshiba’s corrected accounts… while under investigation

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 5 Aug 2015

The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA), a self-disciplinary professional body, has launched an investigation into EY.... read more

Swiss federal council recognises French oversight body’s audit inspections

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 4 Aug 2015

The Swiss Federal Council has announced it recognises audit inspections carried out by the French High Council for Statutory Auditors (H3C),.... read more

IFIAR members approve multilateral MoU to strengthen audit regulators cooperation

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 31 Jul 2015

Members of the International Forum of independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) have approved a Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MMoU) to.... read more

Weak regulation hinders the development of African economies and financial markets

  • Author: Carlos Martín Tornero
  • Published: 27 Jul 2015

The lack of a strong regulatory framework underpinned by robust professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) and oversight authorities is one of.... read more

EU audit reform a test for regulators: Haddrill

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 1 Jul 2015

Speaking at the Federation of European Accountants (FEE) audit conference, UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) CEO Stephen Haddrill highlighted.... read more

SEC suggests linking executive pay to company performance

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 1 May 2015

The US Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) has proposed a rule which would require companies to disclose the link between their financial.... read more

Three EU members yet to adopt international auditing standards

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 24 Apr 2015

France, Germany and Portugal are the only EU countries yet to adopt international auditing standards (ISA) in the EU, according to a report by the.... read more

Intangible assets value: blind spot for investors and company boards

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 17 Apr 2015

A report published this week analysing the value of intangible assets in more than 120 stock markets suggests that there is a deep void to fill in.... read more

Countdown for Singapore’s new companies act

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 15 Apr 2015

The Singaporean regulator, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), has adopted a two phase implementation approach for the.... read more

Finance leaders oppose a ‘Brexit’

  • Published: 14 Apr 2015

As the General Election looms, the EU debate seems to be taking a rather emotional turn for the public and politicians alike. But the UK business.... read more

Afghan parliament poised to pass fundamental law for war-torn accountancy industry

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 11 Mar 2015

The Afghan parliament will pass soon an accountancy law commissioned by the World Bank (WB), which aims at filling the regulatory vacuum left by.... read more

IFIAR reiterates concerns over global audit quality

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 4 Mar 2015

Audit firms need to pursue initiatives to improve audit quality and the consistency of audit execution, the International Forum of Independent.... read more

Lewis Ferguson: PCAOB inspections don’t need to be conducted on Chinese soil

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 4 Mar 2015

IFIAR launched its annual 2014 survey of inspections findings this week in London, where The Accountant caught with its chair, Lewis Ferguson, to.... read more

EU Accounting Directive in the UK: between a fine tuning and a revolution

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 3 Mar 2015

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has proposed amendments to the UK and Irish accounting standards in the lead up to the implementation of.... read more

EU Accounting Directive implementation sparks power struggle in Bulgaria

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 27 Feb 2015

Amendments to accounting rules proposed by Bulgaria's Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA) have been met with alarm by the country's.... read more

US and Chinese regulatory standoff continues

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 17 Dec 2014

The US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again granted an extension order to the court hearings on the six months ban prohibiting Big Four.... read more

IASB and FASB fail to converge on lease accounting

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 12 Dec 2014

Despite years of attempts, complete convergence on lease accounting has ultimately failed to materialise, as the International Accounting Standards.... read more

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