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PCAOB inspections to focus on technological developments in 2019

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 22 Mar 2019

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) 2019 inspections are to focus on technological developments affecting audits.. read more

IRBA puts a hold on investigation into Steinhoff auditors

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 21 Mar 2019

The South African Board of Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has said it will recommence its investigation into the auditors of.... read more

Corporate Reporting Dialogue launches market consultation

  • Published: 20 Mar 2019

The Corporate Reporting Dialogue (CRD) has launched a six week market consultation to gather views from stakeholders on how to drive better.... read more

ACCA and Deloitte report reveals ‘accounting for intangibles’ gap

  • Published: 20 Mar 2019

A joint report from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Deloitte, The capitalisation debate: R&D expenditure, disclosure.... read more

KPMG Canada: Canadian business leaders desire corporate tax reductions

  • Published: 19 Mar 2019

Canadian business leaders think Canada needs a reduction in corporate tax levels in order to improve the county’s global competitiveness, a KPMG.... read more

Slew of resignations at the UK’s FRC continues

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 19 Mar 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) acting executive director of audit and actuarial regulation Mike Suffield has resigned after less than.... read more

BDO partner named Financial Reporting Executive Committee chair

  • Published: 15 Mar 2019

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has named Angela Newell, national assurance partner, BDO Dallas, as chairman of the Financial Reporting.... read more

IAB World Survey 2019 digital supplement launches

  • Published: 14 Mar 2019

Following the launch of the World Survey 2019 in the IAB’s February edition, we have now launched a free digital supplement covering some.... read more

15 countries added to EU tax blacklist

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 13 Mar 2019

The European Commission has added 15 countries to its blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions based on the Commission’s screening.. read more

Sponsored content: Accountex 2019 set to be the show’s biggest ever year

  • Published: 13 Mar 2019

With less than six months to go, Accountex 2019 is already shaping up to be the show’s biggest edition yet. The UK’s flagship event for the.... read more

Former KPMG executive and PCAOB employees convicted of passing confidential inspection lists

  • Published: 12 Mar 2019

KPMG US national managing partner for audit quality David Middendorf and Jeffrey Wada, a former employee of the Public Company Accounting Oversight.... read more

UK’s FRC to be replaced

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 12 Mar 2019

The UK Government has backed the Kingman review, and will replace the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) with the Audit, Reporting and Governance.... read more

FASB updates standards for episodic television series

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 8 Mar 2019

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) to help organisations align their accounting for.... read more

Sikka: Audit outsourcing detrimental to quality

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 6 Mar 2019

At the official launch of the UK Labour Party’s report, Reforming the Auditing Industry, concerns were expressed over the amount of audit work that.... read more

HKICPA permanently removes CPA from register following 45 offences of theft

  • Published: 6 Mar 2019

A Disciplinary Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) has permanently removed Deborah Annells from the.... read more

Corporate Reporting Dialogue support better reporting on SDGs

  • Published: 4 Mar 2019

International corporate reporting standard setters and framework providers have released a position paper supporting the development of better.... read more

FRC proposes stronger going concern standard for auditors

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 4 Mar 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has proposed to increase the work required of auditors when assessing whether an entity is a going concern.. read more

IRS collected record $1.441bn thanks to whistleblowers

  • Published: 1 Mar 2019

In FY18 the US’ Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collected a record $1.441bn in taxes, penalties and interest collected due to information provided.... read more

ICAS and PwC to issue certifications via blockchain

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 1 Mar 2019

Newly qualified CAs working for PwC are able to trial a platform which uses blockchain technology to validate professional credentials.. read more

European Parliament demands that member states stop blocking tax reforms

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 28 Feb 2019

The European Parliament special committee on taxation (Tax 3) has voted on its final report which call for EU member states to match the intention.... read more


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