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The Accountant World Survey 2017: Europe

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 4 Jan 2018

Professional accountancy organisations membership in Europe. read more

French standard setting refocusing on national issues 

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Nov 2017

In London for the World Standard Setters conference in September, French standard setter, ANC president Patrick de Cambourg, caught up with The.... read more

France’s next revolution: boosting the economy, with advisory backing

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Nov 2017

As French minister for the economy and finance, Bruno Le Maire took the stage at the final plenary session of the 72nd congress of the French.... 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

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

Cyprus: Treasure Island

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 2 May 2015

In recent history Cyprus has resisted a military invasion and a major financial crisis, to rise has one of the most important financial services.... read more

German profession looks forward to a more settled future

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 2 Jun 2014

With regulatory changes at national and European level, professional bodies divided in a fight for power, a struggle to attract young talent, and.... read more

France survey: Shake the dust from the profession

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 28 Feb 2014

Accountancy in France has an old-fashioned image problem that is being rectified by bringing the profession’s influencers together to speak with a.... read more

Profession without prejudice brings pride to UK business and economy

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 31 Oct 2013

Two hundred years on from the publication of the iconic novel Carlos Martin Tornero discovers accountants who are thriving in an atmosphere of.... read more

Country report: Netherlands creates a new vision

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 7 Jun 2013

The Dutch have blazed a trail in Europe with their dramatic regulatory reform. The Accountant reports on an eventful year which has seen a new.... read more

Germany report: Institutes lobby hard in EU’s largest market

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 5 Apr 2013

Paul Golden reports on some of the issues and challenges faced by the German accounting profession and talks to leaders of the country’s accounting.... read more

France report: Fighting an audit revolution

  • Author: Nick Huber
  • Published: 31 Jan 2013

In the past year, France has dealt with a slowing economy and rising unemployment, but the country’s accounting profession remains buoyant due to a.... read more

Ireland report: Light at the end of the tunnel

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 3 Dec 2012

Ireland’s economy remains in difficulty and the country’s professional accounting bodies have stepped up support efforts for members. While the.... read more

UK report: Swimming against the current

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 29 Oct 2012

The UK’s economic outlook has turned bleak as International Monetary Fund forecasters predict the economy will now shrink by 0.6% in 2012 and not.... read more

Country report: The Netherlands

  • Author: Sara Perria
  • Published: 12 Jun 2012

Already in deep water due to economic uncertainty and the eurozone crisis, accounting in the Netherlands has been further hampered by a regulatory.... read more

Country survey: Germany

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 10 Apr 2012

Germany’s accounting profession has seen less regulatory change in the past year. But with the reorganisation of its standard-setting body and a.... read more

France survey: A united front

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 2 Mar 2012

Accountants and auditors in France are uniting to contest audit reforms in the EC proposals. For members of the CNCC and CSOEC, the recommendations.... read more

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