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Editor's letter: Ins and outs
21 December, 2016
This magazine’s first encounter with Olivia Kirtley took place in 2014 at the World Congress of Accountants in Rome.
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Editor's letter: Apologies
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Vincent Huck Dear subscribers, by now you should have received November’s issue of The Accountant (No. 6156) and you might have noticed that page 20 wasn’t printed. This was due to a mistake down the line in the production process and we are working on making sure this doesn’t happen again. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
Editor's letter: The EU is dead, long live the EU
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 by Vincent Huck For its 71st annual congress the French institute of professional accountants (Ordre des Experts-Comptables – OEC) moved to Brussels for its first congress outside France.
Editor's letter: Trust’s all folks!
Thursday, October 27, 2016 by Carlos Martin Tornero So this is farewell. This is my last editorial as I move on to pastures new (a great title called Responsible Investor) after almost five eventful years writing for The Accountant. Who would have thought that accountancy was going to be that much fun? No wonder the years have flown by while I’ve been closely monitoring this profession.
Comment - Brexit plan B: make the UK a tax haven free of refugees
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Carlos Martin Tornero I’ve just received a press release that says corporation tax cut provides ‘food for thought’ during post-Brexit future negotiations.It is great timing because it reached me at the same time as someone was sharing on social media an old article, from April this year, when UK MPs voted against letting in 3,000 unaccompanied Syrian child refugees.
Transforming manufacturers’ business models through ‘Servitisation’ – a new opportunity for management accountants
Friday, October 14, 2016 Management accountants have an important role to play in helping manufacturers transform their business models from providing a product-based value proposition to more of a service-based offering. By Peter Simons
What is climate-related financial information? Aren’t there already rules that could apply?
Monday, October 03, 2016 In the second installment of her article series, CDSB founding director Lois Guthrie, considers some of the questions that might be on the minds of Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) members
IFRS 9 – What we think we know
Thursday, September 29, 2016 By Ben Guy, technical consultant, regulatory practice, 4most Europe Ltd
From threat to opportunity
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Now is the time to benefit from Brexit, says Graeme Gordon, executive director of Praxity Global Alliance
How sceptical is sceptical enough for a quality audit?
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Alex Malley By Alex Malley, CPA Australia CEO | The English Court of Appeal once stated that the auditor “is a watchdog, but not a bloodhound.” Since that famous judgment by Lord Justice Lopes in favour of the auditor in the Kingston Cotton Mills case 120 years ago expectations of auditors have evolved significantly
Accountants and auditors: which are the best paying jobs?
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 By Alice Leguay, co-founder & COO at salary benchmarking website Emolument.com | We have analysed 1,401 London salary entries from professionals working as auditors and accountants both as external consultants and internal employees. We found that internal auditors earn more than consulting auditors.

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