Comment: Ethics must remain core to the profession
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.
Comment: Transparency Revolution: what do you lay bare?
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: Data Analytics Set to Reinvigorate the Audit
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.
Interview Olivia Kirtley: Profession in search of divine influence
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