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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

IAB Round Table: Developing world strategies

  • Published: 1 Apr 2015

Fourteen of the accounting industry’s leading global executives joined our sister title, International Accounting Bulletin,at its annual World.... read more

We have no intention to kick IFRS out of Switzerland: Peter Leibfried

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 27 Mar 2015

In Switzerland companies can choose between US GAAP, Swiss GAAP and IFRS. Such a freedom of choice is part of the Swiss culture as Peter Leibfried,.... read more

Afghan accountants prefer jobs in industry over the profession: Saqib Rehman Qureshi

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

Saqib Rehman Qureshi is vice-president of assurance and advisory services at Grant Thornton Afghanistan.. read more

Blacklists, whitelists and 28 shades of grey: Non-audit services in the EU

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 17 Mar 2015

The EU institutions passed a legislative hot potato to member states’ regulators, who now have to implement it free of any ‘EU bondage’ that could.... read more

Mozambican profession in the making

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 4 Mar 2015

During a coffee break at the World Congress of Accountant in Rome last November, Mario Sitoe, the first president of the young Mozambican.... read more

Integrated Reporting: A chat with the experts

  • Published: 27 Feb 2015

Brad Monterio sits down with IIRC CEO Paul Druckman; Harvard Business School professor Robert Eccles; and IMA president and CEO Jeff Thomson to.... read more

EU Accounting Directive implementation: Bulgarian SMEs revolt against auditors’ bid to control the profession

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 26 Feb 2015

As the deadline for the EU Accounting Directive’s transposition looms, critics voice concerns that Bulgaria’s audit professional body is trying to.... read more

SEC's settlement with the Chinese Big Four does little for investors: Professor Gillis

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

Professor Paul Gillis tells Carlos Martin Tornero that the SEC settlement with the Chinese firms of the Big Four does a disservice to investors and.... read more

Obama’s visit signals IFRS momentum in India

  • Published: 6 Feb 2015

India is working hard to be better integrated into the global economy with an accounting profession able to speak the “international language” of.... read more

Round table: Latin American profession dances to its own tune

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 29 Jan 2015

On the last day of the World Congress of Accountant (WCOA) in Rome The Accountant took the pulse of a continent full of opportunities for the.... read more


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