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Technical brief: Kazakhstan

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 4 Sep 2017

To what extent has Kazakhstan acted on the world bank’s recomendations from a decade ago?. read more

Australia country survey: scandals and struggles

  • Published: 4 Sep 2017

CPA Australia hit the headlines over excessive pay, bad management, intimidation, and a ‘celebrity’ CEO departing with a generous payoff. After a.... read more

In the land of a thousand hills: a long hike uphill – but rwanda is determined to build the profession

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Aug 2017

Amin Miramago was appointed CEO of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda in March this year. While attending the Africa Congress of.... read more

Cayman islands: in search of tax legitimacy

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Aug 2017

Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott defends the Cayman Islands’ track record in tax transparency and the quality of its financial services. Interview by.... read more

Djibouti’s reform heralds new hopes

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 1 Jun 2017

After securing a World Bank funding, Djibouti's accountancy profession is on the brink of a major reform that could take them to new heights..... read more

Ethiopia’s profession is taking shape

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 1 Jun 2017

Beakal Ejigu, audit standards director at the Accounting and Auditing Board of Ethiopia (AABE), tells Vincent Huck about the latest developments.... read more

Slow but steady developments in Senegal’s accounting reforms

  • Published: 25 Apr 2017

Progress on implementing accounting reforms in Senegal over the last decade could be said to mirror wider economic progress, with recent advances.... read more

Dublin looks to take giant step in post-Brexit

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 16 Dec 2016

Despite its limitations, Dublin is promoting itself vigorously as a post-Brexit haven for UK financial services entities seeking unfettered access.... read more

Country survey: Tanzania

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 24 Oct 2016

Exclusive access to the World Bank’s latest overview of accounting and auditing practices in Tanzania reveals a shortfall in the implementation of.... read more

Botswana survey: a sophisticated profession for a thriving economy in need of diversification

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 10 Aug 2016

The accounting profession in Botswana is confident that it is well placed support the government’s efforts to diversify the economy of one of.... read more

Myanmar survey: Taming one of the world’s last economic frontiers

  • Published: 15 Jul 2016

As democracy emerges in Myanmar, stakeholders of the national and global accountancy industries will have to support reforms and provide a solid.... read more

Panama snapshot

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 9 Jun 2016

ROSC 2009 – extent to which Panama has acted on the World Bank’s recommendations [Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes initiative,.... read more

Belgium survey: Beyond the Brussels bubble

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 7 Jun 2016

Belgium might be a small country but at the heart of Europe, close to the corridors of power where key decisions are taken, its skilful audit.... read more

Non-audit services monitor: USA and Canada

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 May 2016

A test on the balance between services that will shape the future of the profession by International Accounting Bulletin and sister publication The.... read more

Zimbabwe survey 2016

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 29 Apr 2016

While the World Bank and the body that oversees the regulation of accounting in Zimbabwe make positive noises about advances made by the.... read more

Angola survey: diamond in the rough

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 24 Mar 2016

Could the jewel in Africa’s crown be Angola? However unlikely this idiom seems, given the poor economic situation, a spectacular white diamond.... read more

The World Bank’s stress test on standards

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 1 Mar 2016

Carlos Martin Tornero takes a look at the development of the accountancy industry in Sri Lanka, in light of the latest ROSC published by the World.... read more

Mongolia’s moment

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 21 Dec 2015

More than seven years after the World Bank outlined the challenges facing its accounting profession, Mongolia has finally started to make progress.... read more

Region debate: Blank slate for SMEs standards

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 16 Nov 2015

In light of the European Commission’s green paper on the Capital Markets Union, the debate about having a common language of accounting for SMEs is.... read more

Debt under IPSAS: Greece’s cathartic hope

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 13 Oct 2015

Under International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) Greece’s debt burden as a percentage of GDP would be lower than Germany’s. After a.... read more


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