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Comment: What country-by-country reporting data should look like

  • Published: 12 Jul 2016

Richard Murphy challenges the proposal for a country-by-country reporting template recently published by the Federation of European Accountants (FEE). read more

Comment: The UK Financial Reporting Council can’t investigate BHS audits

  • Published: 8 Jul 2016

In an exclusive op-ed for The Accountant magazine professor Prem Sikka explains why he believes the FRC's terms of reference for investigations of.... read more

Brexit comment: It’s time to pick up the pieces

  • Published: 30 Jun 2016

As the fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the EU – a scenario which would have seen implausible to many business and political leaders 18.... read more

Comment: Why is it proving so hard to lift audit quality?

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 23 Jun 2016

By Alex Malley, CEO, CPA Australia | Frustrated by the limited gains in audit quality, as reflected in inspection findings, the International Forum.... read more

Comment: We're voting for their future too

  • Published: 23 Jun 2016

Today the UK will make the biggest decision about our futures in a generation. My wife and I will vote to remain in the EU but my son won't vote. I.... read more

IRBA’s Agulhas lays groundwork for an independent future

  • Published: 17 Jun 2016

Bernard Agulhas, CEO of South Africa’s Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), met in London with Carlos Martin Tornero and Vincent Huck.... read more

Comment: No place for accountants to hide

  • Published: 16 Jun 2016

By Dr Atul Shah | The famous PR guru and Labour spin doctor Mr. Alistair Campbell, explained that the world has now become horizontal, and there is.... read more

Comment: BHS and the silence of the auditors

  • Published: 15 Jun 2016

In an exclusive op-ed for The Accountant magazine, professor Prem Sikka painstakingly analyses PwC's role as auditor of UK failed retailer BHS. read more

Accountancy profession dogged by Brexit uncertainty

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 14 Jun 2016

The Accountant and sister publication International Accounting Bulletin take the pulse of the profession ahead of the Brexit referendum on 23 June..... read more

Accounting rules could incentivise lessees to seek services over leases

  • Author: Brian Cantwell
  • Published: 8 Jun 2016

Globally, about three trillion leases will come onto the balance sheets of listed companies in 2019, and a quarter of those leases will be in.... read more

Hilde Blomme: The EU NFI Directive is about value creation and longer-term sustainability

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Jun 2016

Hilde Blomme, deputy CEO at FEE, talked to Vincent Huck in Brussels about the Non-Financial Information Directive's implementation and its impact.... read more

Comment: Accountants need to collaborate to improve Zimbabwe’s economy

  • Published: 24 May 2016

Tendai White, executive director of INPACT International, shares her impressions on the outcome of the Zimbabwe Accountants Conference where she.... read more

Comment: Integrated Reporting delivering market resilience

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 20 May 2016

By Alex Malley, CEO, CPA Australia | The benefits of the early years of have started to translate to financial market behaviour. The.... read more

Comment: Antoine Deltour – the Daniel Ellsberg of accountancy

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 17 May 2016

Ellsberg helped to put an end to the Vietnam War with the release of the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. With the LuxLeaks, Deltour will help to wage.... read more

Comment - Panama Papers: Not in the public interest

  • Published: 16 May 2016

Robert Maas, tax consultant at CBW, Accountants, Tax and Business Advisors (a DFK International member firm), questions the public interest agenda.... read more

The national debt: a ticking time bomb with rising interest rates

  • Published: 6 May 2016

By Joe DioGuardi | Washington is not inclined to tell the truth about its profligate deficit spending and about the real size of our seemingly.... read more

Ambiguity around the accounting regime of UK subsidiaries of listed companies

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 5 May 2016

Nigel Sleigh-Johnson, head of ICAEW’s financial reporting faculty, tells Carlos Martin Tornero that more clarity is needed on how UK subsidiaries.... read more

Comment: The Role of Professional Accountants in Properly Functioning Tax Systems

  • Published: 4 May 2016

Russell Guthrie, IFAC executive director and CFO, comments on the recent release of the Panama Papers and the role accountants play as a force for.... read more

PwC has massively violated its own code of conduct, says LuxLeaks trial witness Sven Giegold MEP

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 28 Apr 2016

Sven Giegold, MEP: “If the whistle-blowers go to prison they will become a public symbol. They will probably be the first tax justice’s prisoners.... read more

LuxLeaks whistle-blower Antoine Deltour deserves protection, lawyer Philippe Penning says

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 25 Apr 2016

Antoine Deltour’s trial will start tomorrow with the Panama Papers revelation still fresh in everyone’s mind. Philippe Penning, one of Deltour’s.... read more

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