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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

ACOA15: Amandla, Ngawethu!

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 2 Jun 2015

Pailles, Mauritius. At ACOA15 professionals agreed that when it comes to corruption accountants are as much part of the problem as they are part of.... read more

ACOA15: First step in a thousand miles journey

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 1 Jun 2015

Pailles, Mauritius.The driving forces behind the organisation of ACOA15, Vickson Ncube and Bheem Ramruttan, CEOs of PAFA and MIPA, tell Vincent.... read more

Prince Charles goes back to school

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 29 May 2015

A curious lecture took place on Wednesday at the London Business School (LBS). The classroom was not packed with youngsters wearing jeans and.... read more

Political donations are a way of influencing policy and buying influence: Austin Mitchell former MP

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 22 May 2015

The Accountant interviewed retiring Labour MP for Great Grimsby Austin Mitchell for our special report on political donations within the.... read more

Why the Big Four chip in

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 6 May 2015

The major UK political parties are all beneficiaries of donations and free secondments from the top accountancy firms. Carlos Martin Tornero.... read more

Labour to win, if Big Four donation patterns become self-fulfilling prophecy

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

Could the analysis of the Big Four's spending patterns in political donations during Britain’s last three governments give a hint of whether.... read more

Accounting is not just a technical exercise, it’s also a political one: De Cambourg

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 1 May 2015

Newly appointed president of the French standard setter Autorité des Normes Comptables (ANC) Patrick de Cambourg tells Vincent Huck that a new.... read more

Audit reform: Deconstructing Europe?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 13 Apr 2015

Is there coordination between member states to implement uniformly the EU audit reform? Are the transposition workshops hosted by the European.... read more

Auditors: sinners or saints?

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

While national regulators try to make sense of the EU reform, the accountancy profession awaits anxiously the implementation outcome and is left.... read more

David and Goliath shake hands

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 1 Apr 2015

In recent landmark cases of large Swiss listed companies reverting from IFRS to local accounting standards have fuelled a public debate which.... read more


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