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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

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


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