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Politicians are the ones who should support accrual accounting: Muller-Marques Berger

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 20 Jan 2015

International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) member and EY partner Thomas Muller-Marques Berger talked to Vincent Huck a few.... read more

Global Accounting Power 50 2014

  • Published: 22 Dec 2014

International Accounting Bulletin and its sister title The Accountant bring you the list of the 50 most powerful people in the profession as chosen.... read more

WCOA: A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum...

  • Published: 18 Dec 2014

Rumour, gossip, unreported events, unquotable quotes, inconceivable episodes and unrepeatable moments that happened in Rome and should stay in.... read more

Olivia Kirtley interview: Iron fist, velvet glove

  • Published: 18 Dec 2014

IFAC president Olivia Kirtley talks to Carlos Martin Tornero and Vincent Huck as the World Congress of Accountants comes to an end. read more

To audit or not to audit, that is the question

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 18 Dec 2014

With audit thresholds rising all over the world, audit and assurance services for SMEs seem to be losing their value at the expense of the.... read more

Brothers in arms, Mark Campbell interview

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 18 Dec 2014

A capacity building summit, with no journalist in the room, was held at the WCOA. One of its witnesses, Mark Campbell, was our eyes and ears in.... read more

Exclusive GAA survey: Accountancy profession resists retirement

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 18 Dec 2014

The Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) and the Succession Institute have given The Accountant exclusive access to a global survey which found that.... read more

Spain’s cocksure approach to the EU audit reform: courage or imprudence?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 8 Dec 2014

The Spanish Ministry of Finance is turning a deaf ear to the profession’s calls for a thoughtful debate on the implementation of a highly technical.... read more

Tweedie and the valuation void: is another financial crisis looming?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 4 Dec 2014

The lack of a single set of global standards to value financial instruments could make Basel capital requirements useless, disguise the real value.... read more

From Star Wars to Game of Thrones: Stephen Bristow explains what’s under the red carpet

  • Published: 4 Dec 2014

Accounting may seem far removed from the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, but from reading scripts to advising on casting, production.... read more

Hoogervorst: US Congressmen’s letter on lease accounting a “complete nonsense”

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 28 Nov 2014

At the 2014 World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) chairman Hans Hoogervorst described as a.... read more

CIMA confirms four “Roman deals” after WCOA

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 26 Nov 2014

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) took advantage of the World Congress of Accountants in Rome (WCOA 2014) to finalise four.... read more

He shot the sheriff, Prem Sikka interview

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 7 Nov 2014

The ideas of University of Essex accounting professor Prem Sikka might look radical and revolutionary but only at first sight. He tells Carlos.... read more

Ireland’s tax arrangements: in search of a place in the sun

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 3 Nov 2014

In an effort to improve its reputation, Ireland wants to tackle some of its tax loopholes, but the country only seems to be indulging in a one step.... read more

ECB prudential stress test or accounting guesswork

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 31 Oct 2014

The European Central Bank’s assessment into the Eurozone’s biggest banks brings assurance to investors but leaves the profession in two minds as to.... read more

Partner or employee: Federal crackdown on accounting partnership’s retirement policies

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 31 Oct 2014

The US federal agency in charge of anti-discrimination employment practices is investigating accounting firms to determine if partners could be.... read more

A seventy-two-trillion-dollar question?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 3 Oct 2014

Should governments taste a dose of their own medicine and mirror the accounting principles they demand for private sector corporations? Carlos.... read more

IFRS versus company law: long-term investors concerned over regulator’s passivity

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 29 Sep 2014

An alliance of long-term investors, which recently called on the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to reconsider its review of the true and fair.... read more

Fair corporate tax regime faces uphill task

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 5 Sep 2014

On the eve of the first deadline for the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting action plan, hesitation in the business world and scepticism among.... read more

The virtue of transparency

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 29 Aug 2014

Huguette Labelle, chair of Transparency International, tells Vincent Huck why transparency should be at the core of corporate reporting and.... read more


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