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Jim Peterson issues prophetic warning on the Big Four's future

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 24 Sep 2015

Former in-house lawyer at Arthur Andersen Jim Peterson is about to release a book on the fragility of the Big Four networks, ahead of the release.... read more

Q&A with Pat Costello: A family man

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 15 Sep 2015

High on Pat Costello's agenda as chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide is to hold together what he calls the “chartered accountancy family”..... read more

Round table: US management accounting profession

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 7 Sep 2015

Los Angeles/London. At the annual conference of the Institute of Management Accountants Carlos Martin Tornero sat down with three practitioners.... read more

Non-audit services monitor: United States - Data

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 1 Sep 2015

The Accountant, in association with sister title International Accounting Bulletin, have produced a new data set aimed at measuring the balance.... read more

Africa united

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 28 Aug 2015

Pailles, Mauritius/London. Africa is in pressing need of stronger Professional Accountancy Organisations, but in the scene of capacity building the.... read more

Comment: Corbynomics, a view from ACCA

  • Published: 27 Aug 2015

Regardless of who becomes leader of the opposition there has already been a step change in British politics, the divide between the main political.... read more

Corbynomics: Everything you always wanted to know about it, explained by Richard Murphy

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 24 Aug 2015

Richard Murphy, the "creator" of Corbynomics, talks to Carlos Martin Tornero. read more

Comment: Insolvency law – has it missed the mark?

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 13 Aug 2015

A recent High Court decision in New Zealand has raised a range of issues about the adaptability of insolvency law to meet unique circumstances,.... read more

Comment: Digital tax accounts – the logical next step in the electronic revolution?

  • Published: 28 Jul 2015

The announcement in the March 2015 budget that traditional tax returns will soon be replaced with digital tax accounts will impact millions of.... read more

An historic injustice: Africa's gender gap

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 23 Jul 2015

A panel of female senior accountancy leaders tackled the gender divide at the Africa Congress of Accountants (ACOA15) in Mauritius. Carlos Martin.... read more

Comment: For what it’s worth – Hans Hoogervorst

  • Published: 14 Jul 2015

Hans Hoogervorst, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), shares with The Accountant’s readers his take on the.... read more

Polluters can go to hell

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 9 Jul 2015

Wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony...the list of deadly sins perhaps should include pollution before it’s too late. Carlos Martin.... read more

Sustainability: Framework wars

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 7 Jul 2015

Los Angeles/London. At its annual conference the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) held a panel session on Integrated Reporting with.... read more

Illicit financial flows and the role of the accountant

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Jul 2015

Pailles, Mauritius/London. Contrary to popular beliefs, Africa loses more resources from the interpretation of corporate rules and regulations than.... read more

In review: 10 years of IFRS in the EU

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 2 Jul 2015

The European Union adopted IFRS in 2002 and the global standards were implemented across the Union in 2005, with the 10 year landmark approaching.... read more

Burundi: Profession holds its breath as civil war threat looms

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 12 Jun 2015

Burundi’s accountancy institute president Frederic Gahungu, met at ACOA15, shares insights on a country often forgotten, Vincent Huck reports. read more

Report opens can of worms claiming ethnic minorities face “subtle discrimination” to enter New Zealand profession

  • Published: 11 Jun 2015

Accountancy lecturer at New Zealand's Open Polytechnic George Huang shares with Loukia Gyftopoulou the findings of a study on discrimination which.... read more

A reporting framework launched ahead of yet another climate fiasco in Paris?

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

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) officially launched a framework to disclose environmental information and connect it with financial.... read more

PAFA general assembly offers a lesson in transparency

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 5 Jun 2015

Flic en Flac, Mauritius/London. The Accountant travelled to the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius armed with a comprehensive agenda to discover the.... read more

ACOA15 behind the scenes

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 3 Jun 2015

Pailles, Mauritius/London. MIPA was able to put together a seminal congress for the future of the African profession, but not all has been plain.... read more


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