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By Tanya Barman, Associate Director Ethics – CIMA
Almost a year ago, in the editor’s letter in our sister publication, International Accounting Bulletin, I took my hat off to the hundred or so journalists who, for over 12 months, dug into the leaked files of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, as well as to the source(s) who leaked the documents, shedding light on the opaque world of international tax dodging.
Richard Murphy’s reacts to the European Commission decision that Ireland’s deal with tech giant Apple was unlawful and ordering the company to pay up to €13bn in Irish tax.
By Chris Conway, managing director, Accounts and Legal | Plenty of professions have household names with their own television shows or newspaper columns, but ask someone to name a famous accountant and they will most likely be stumped.
Paul Afteni and Duncan Philpott take a look at the latest trends in the professional indemnity insurance market.
In recent years apprenticeships have begun to be a larger part of the conversation on different career options, a change that will benefit the accountancy profession AAT director of education Suzie Webb writes.
By Rich Preece | The advances in accounting have been spread out over thousands of years but we’re on the precipice of the latest major shift, enabled by tech and the resulting change in the way accountants view their role within clients’ businesses.
Is Iran the new Cuba? Judging by the news reports from Geneva’s nuclear talks, a compromise between Washington and Teheran could be reached at some point in 2015. The global accountancy profession must be watching very closely for the outcome of the P5+1 group’s negotiations.
Not far from the Roman senate where Caesar's assassination took place, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) was held in November. From start to finish, one of the main themes was the relevance of public sector accounting and good public financial management, a field of accounting that hasn't developed as fast as it has in the private sector.
By Rich Preece | Accountants must embrace cloud accounting because it is here to stay, and this gives practices the chance to adopt a new, value-based pricing model, writes Rich Preece