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Soft skills: why accountants may be frustrated with their careers

  • Published: 23 Aug 2019

US educator and businessman Stephen Covey said as part of his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: ‘Begin with the end in mind.’ But,.... read more

Quantifying the value of your workplace

  • Published: 21 Aug 2019

Business leaders do not want to have choose between running a successful business and running a sustainable, responsible one – and they should not.... read more

IMA: pivoting the profession in a fast-changing world

  • Published: 14 Aug 2019

Following the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)’s annual conference in San Diego, Joe Pickard spoke to its then-incoming chair, Christian.... read more

Research: cyber and the role of the CFO

  • Published: 7 Aug 2019

Cybersecurity is not just a matter for IT, but an issue in which finance professionals need to take greater responsibility. Financial data is, all.... read more

State sales taxes: conflict with policy principles

  • Published: 31 Jul 2019

A recent study by EY draws attention to the unsatisfactory nature of the US sales tax regime, highlighting the need to ease the burden on business.... read more

IIRC Global Conference 2019: cutting the clutter in business reporting

  • Published: 24 Jul 2019

At the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)’s 2019 global conference, Corporate Reporting Dialogue programme lead Wim Bartels led a.... read more

OECD roadmap: tackling the global digital economy’s tax challenges

  • Published: 17 Jul 2019

International agreement on new tax rules for a global digitised economy remains at least a year and a half away but, as Robin Amlôt reports,.... read more

PwC: a purpose for sustainability and assurance

  • Published: 10 Jul 2019

At the International Integrated Reporting Council’s 2019 annual conference, Jonathan Minter sat down with Alan McGill to talk about what his role.... read more

EFRAG: new leadership, new vision and direction

  • Published: 13 Jun 2019

Following Andrew Watchman’s departure from the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), Saskia Slomp has been appointed as CEO and.... read more

IIRC: the imperative for greater alignment

  • Published: 4 Jun 2019

In his opening speech at the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Global Conference 2019 in London on 16 May, IIRC chief executive.... read more

Choosing the right location can have cast-iron benefits

  • Published: 4 Jun 2019

As Game of Thrones, one of the biggest television shows of all time, comes to an end, Joe Pickard looks at how tax incentives offered to television.... read more

SASB: true blue sky thinking

  • Published: 18 Apr 2019

As former World Bank vice-president Madelyn Antoncic joins the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) as CEO, Joe Pickard speaks with her.... read more

ISCA: preparing for financial crime

  • Published: 18 Apr 2019

As technology develops, so does financial crime. Joe Pickard speaks with Lee Fook Chiew, chief executive officer at the Institute of Singapore.... read more

FASB readies standards for the netflix generation

  • Published: 5 Apr 2019

The US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has updated its accounting standard for entertainment, with a specific eye on keeping up to date.... read more

Addressing tax challenges and the digitisation of the economy

  • Published: 5 Apr 2019

As the economy becomes even more globalised through digital sources, the tax systems currently in place need to be scrutinised to examine whether.... read more

UK labour party: reforming the audit industry

  • Published: 5 Apr 2019

As it becomes increasingly difficult to keep track of the various reports currently investigating the UK audit market, the Labour Party has.... read more

Technology: the teaching and training challenge

  • Published: 6 Mar 2019

The rate at which technology is developing and being implemented in the accountancy profession is unprecedented, meaning curriculum developers and.... read more

SMEs and sustainable development

  • Published: 6 Mar 2019

At a roundtable held in Brussels by the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs, panellists discussed the benefits, limitations.... read more

WCOA 2018: strategies for attracting next-generation talent

  • Published: 29 Jan 2019

Holly Ransom, CEO of consultancy Emergent, delivered a presentation at World Congress of Accountants 2018 discussing how employers can get the best.... read more

Market reviews: a mixture of reactions and responses

  • Published: 29 Jan 2019

Joe Pickard talks to members of different institutes to hear their views on the reviews and the future of audit in the UK. read more


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