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Conference report: When accounting hits the UN table

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 2 Feb 2016

Geneva/Lonon. Conference report: UNCTAD/ISAR. The United Nations, a place of global political intrigues, is linked intrinsically to the high level.... read more

The appreciation of the US dollar has had mixed effects for emerging and developing countries - Stocker

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 27 Jan 2016

Marc Stocker, senior economist at the World Bank’s Development Economics Prospects Group, explains how currency exchanges impacted the global.... read more

Mongolia follow-up: Q&A with Tserengavaa Jigden

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 19 Jan 2016

Tserengavaa Jigden is president of the Mongolian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MonICPA) and chairman of its council. He is also.... read more

Comment: Financial reporting of tax positions – square pegs and round holes

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 19 Jan 2016

By Alex Malley | The recent IFRS proposals to address uncertain tax positions in financial statements marks another chapter in the long-running.... read more

Capacity building: Richard Moore’s volunteering story

  • Published: 18 Jan 2016

Capacity building doesn’t need to be a collective effort undertaken by global professional accountancy bodies. On his own initiative Richard Moore,.... read more

Obituary: Michael Oxley, scandal buster

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 12 Jan 2016

Critics of SOX argued that the law burdened businesses with regulatory requirements. When I interviewed Oxley in December 2013 he rebuffed this.... read more

Comment: Cybersecurity, top trends in 2016

  • Published: 11 Jan 2016

Ken Allan, global cybersecurity leader at EY, outlines for The Accountant’s readers a watch list of trends that businesses should be aware of in.... read more

UK confidential: Insiders round table

  • Author: The Accountant editorial
  • Published: 21 Dec 2015

Incorruptible ethics to combat aggressive tax avoidance, the future of audit in light of the EU reform, the up-and-coming drive for transparency.... read more

Countdown: Big Four’s family tree

  • Published: 21 Dec 2015

To understand the Big Four's uncertainty future, it's necessary to understand their past. A deep look at the Big Four's chronology and genealogy.... read more

Non-audit services monitor: Asia-Pacific trends and projections

  • Published: 21 Dec 2015

Japan, Australia and South Korea - A test on the balance between services that will shape the future of the profession, in association with sister.... read more

Power 50: editorial picks

  • Published: 17 Dec 2015

As Timetric Accountancy Power 50 votes seem to have been hijacked by marketing and PR departments, the editorial team put their heads together to.... read more

2015 Timetric Accountancy Power 50

  • Published: 17 Dec 2015

This year International Accounting Bulletin and sister publication The Accountant left it to the public to nominate and then vote for the most.... read more

The Big Four’s Achilles heel

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 11 Dec 2015

Jim Peterson, former in-house lawyer and partner at Arthur Andersen, has published a
seminal book on the fragility of the surviving Big Four.... read more

Haddrill: the cost of regulation should be borne by accounting firms

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 10 Dec 2015

Stephen Haddrill, CEO of the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC), shares with Carlos Martin Tornero the vision and strategy of the accounting.... read more

Non-audit services monitor: Trends and projections in emerging economies

  • Author: The Accountant editorial
  • Published: 9 Dec 2015

Turkey, Russia and China - A test on the balance between services that will shape the future of the profession, in association with sister title.... read more

Comment: The enhanced auditor report ‘sea change’ – delivering relevancy through transparency

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 9 Dec 2015

Innovation is not a word usually associated with auditors, however, early indications from the UK experience, where the enhanced auditor's report.... read more

Inger Andersen:“Quarterly reports leads to a pollute-now-clean-up-later attitude”

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 8 Dec 2015

Inger Andersen is director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and former EMEA economist at the World Bank..... read more

The impact of green P&L statements

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 7 Dec 2015

Gavin Templeton is head of sustainable finance at Green Investment Bank UK. He is an advocate of the ‘green profit and loss statement’ but thinks.... read more

The heuristics of social and natural accounting

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 2 Dec 2015

Stephanie Hime, manager at KPMG’s sustainability services and part time technical director at the Natural Capital Coalition, aligns the social and.... read more

Standards to prevent another global financial meltdown

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 30 Nov 2015

Sir David Tweedie tells Carlos Martin Tornero what the plans of the International Valuation Standards Council are to fill the void in financial.... read more


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