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Webinars introduce database of sustainability reporting requirements

  • Author: Stephanie Wix,Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 23 Nov 2017

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has held two webinars to engage stakeholders at all levels with the collaborative.... read more

IFAC elects new board members

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 23 Nov 2017

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has elected three new board members.. read more

IAASB appoints four members to its board

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 23 Nov 2017

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has appointed four members to its board, The Accountant has learnt.. read more

Next step in the Luxleaks trial to start

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 22 Nov 2017

The LuxLeaks trial before the Luxembourg Court of Cassation will be held tomorrow (Thursday 23 November 2017).. read more

UK FRC opens an investigation into Mitie Group accounts

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 21 Nov 2017

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced that in conclusion of reviewing the annual report and accounts of Mitie Group it will open.... read more

UK FRC answers to critics but still fails to convince

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 21 Nov 2017

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued the report on the independent review of the sanctions imposed under its enforcement procedures.... read more

European Commission launches public consultation on how to encourage sustainable investments

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 21 Nov 2017

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how to better encourage the inclusion of environmental, social and governance (ESG).... read more

GRI former interim CEO appointed chair for board of directors

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 20 Nov 2017

GRI has appointed its former interim CEO Eric Hespenheide, a former Deloitte partner, as the chairman of the GRI board of directors, effective 1.... read more

Singaporean and Irish institutes sign reciprocal membership agreement

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 20 Nov 2017

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Chartered Accountants Ireland have signed a reciprocal membership agreement (RMA).. read more

FRC plans to boost best practice in corporate reporting

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 17 Nov 2017

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has planned to supplement its routine monitoring programme through targeted reviews of corporate reports and.... read more

European businesses are not ready for GDPR

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 17 Nov 2017

Ninety two percent of European businesses are not ready for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective in May 2018, according to.... read more

Professional bodies working on a MoU to fight non-compliance with laws and regulations

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 16 Nov 2017

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) has announced that it collaborates with other accounting professional bodies to.... read more

Italian antitrust authority fines Big Four total of $26.6m for restrictive competition

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 16 Nov 2017

Italy’s antitrust authority has sanctioned the Big Four for €23.7m ($26.6m) altogether, following a violation of Article 101 of the Treaty on the.... read more

FASB vice chair Kroeker reappointed

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 16 Nov 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) has reappointment James Kroeker as vice chairman of the Financial Accounting.... read more

Registrations for the World Congress of Accountants open

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 16 Nov 2017

Registrations for the World Congress of Accountants 2018 (WCOA 2018) have opened. The congress will take place in Sydney, Australia, which last.... read more

IESBA launches public survey on audit fees

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 16 Nov 2017

The International Ethics Standards Board of Accountants (IEBSA) has launched a public survey on the level of fees charged by audit firms.. read more

Make Brexit better than Canadian free trade agreement, Scottish institute argues

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 15 Nov 2017

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has urged the UK Government to secure a better Brexit deal than the new Comprehensive.... read more

UK advisory group calls to increase corporate reporting on social impacts

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 15 Nov 2017

An independent advisory group set up by the UK government has called for the government and the UK FRC to explore how best to encourage UK.... read more

Lack of career progression opportunities a challenge to talent retention in SMPs

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 15 Nov 2017

Growth and professional development are the top attracting factors to the profession but it is seen as limited for young professionals working in.... read more

Bidcorp reappoints KPMG South Africa as external auditor despite recent scandals

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 14 Nov 2017

Bidcorp, a multinational food-service group, has reappointed KPMG South Africa as its external auditor despite the recent scandals surrounding the.... read more


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