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17 February, 2017
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Comment: Ethics must remain core to the profession 17 February, 2017 By Alex Malley, CPA Australia CEO | The accounting profession affects people throughout their lives. It is a practice that informs and guides action in public and private organisations. Considerable literature exists defining the characteristics of a profession with common acknowledgment that setting its own code of ethics, and being held accountable to that code, is required for any profession.

IIRC’s new leadership looking for new heights 08 February, 2017 by Vincent Huck The parliamentary career of the IIRC’s new CEO, Richard Howitt, might just come in handy as he seeks regulatory endorsement for integrated reporting. Interview by Vincent Huck

The future of corporate reporting: between competition and collaboration 08 February, 2017 by Vincent Huck IFAC has endorsed integrated reporting () as the way forward for corporate reporting but the vision of as the future of corporate reporting is not shared by all, Vincent Huck reports.

Comment: What every NEDs should know about the challenges of the digital economy 25 January, 2017 Do you know the true impact of the digital economy? Jason Piper, senior manager in tax and business law, ACCA, explores the hidden depths of these turbulent waters

Comment: Davos initiatives can address the trust deficit 23 January, 2017 IIRC CEO, Richard Howitt, shares his thoughts on the recent World Economic Forum held in Davos, which he attended

Comment: Transparency Revolution: what do you lay bare? 23 January, 2017 At a recent Chatham House conference on responsible business a warning was given to corporates everywhere, get prepared: the transparency revolution – meaning the growing demand for transparency and trends to be transparent – may be more profound than you think. Tanya Barman head of ethics at CIMA writes.

Comment: Leases one year on—Putting IFRS 16 into practice 17 January, 2017 Sue Lloyd, vice-chair of IASB looks at how companies are getting on with IFRS 16 and what they should consider

Comment: USA SEC chair White passes IFRS hot potato to successor 12 January, 2017 by Vincent Huck USA SEC chair Mary Jo White has issued a public statement calling globally accepted accounting standards a USA imperative.

Comment: Data Analytics Set to Reinvigorate the Audit 09 January, 2017 By Alex Malley, CPA Australia CEO | The start of a new year brings with it plans to embrace new ways of doing things, but when it comes to truly embracing the potential for data analytics to change the audit, it has been a long time coming.

Comment: The Belt & Road Initiative deserves more appreciation and support on the global stage 09 January, 2017 Belt & Road and international cooperation key to global growth and reducing long-term risks, Don Kanak chairman at Eastspring Investments, Asian investment management arm of Prudential plc, writes.

Interview Olivia Kirtley: Profession in search of divine influence 21 December, 2016 by Vincent Huck After two years as president of the International Federation of Accountant (IFAC), Olivia Kirtley has passed the baton to Rachel Grimes. Here Kirtley looks back at her two-year presidency, which started with a visit to the Pope and ended with a letter to that same Pope to report on progress made. Interview by Vincent Huck

Greece’s government accounting, “the biggest lie of the century” – Kazarian 21 December, 2016 by Carlos Martin Tornero Paul B. Kazarian answered fundamental questions about his investigation on Greece’s public debt after his presentation at The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin conference

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