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News brief: Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organisation and the Expert Bankers Association sign MoU on CIMA certificate 24 April, 2017
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Professional Training Group (TAGI-TRAIN) and the Expert Bankers Association sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote bilateral cooperation in marketing training courses and qualifying examinations for the obtention of CIMA’s diploma in islamic finance.
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News brief: IASB plans amendments to IFRS 9 to address pre payable financial assets
Monday, April 24, 2017 The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) plans to draft amendments to the financial instruments standard, IFRS 9, before it has even come into force to address concerns over pre-payable financial assets.
Analysis: New chair appointed at House of Cards EGIAN
Monday, April 24, 2017 It has taken nearly two years and numerous intrigues for the European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations (EGIAN) to find a new chair, but the deed is done and The Accountant brings the latest whispers from the corridors of the European grouping, as well as the challenges that lay ahead for its new chair.
Data analytics in internal audit report helps auditors assess benefits
Monday, April 24, 2017 The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) has published a report on the use of data analytics in internal audit, aiming to help organisations to assess potential value before committing to resources required.
International Accounting Bulletin & The Accountant Awards nominations open
Thursday, April 20, 2017 International Accounting Bulletin & The Accountant Awards nominations are now open until Friday 7 July
Afghanistan president signs decree paving the way for the long awaited regulation of the accountancy profession
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani has signed a presidential decree on the Afghanistan Accountants Law paving the way for the regulation of the accountancy profession in Afghanistan.
IMA launches new certification for management accountants to build on their strategic skills
Thursday, April 20, 2017 The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has announced a new speciality certification, the Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis (CSCA), an expansion to the CMA certification to help management accountants with their strategic planning, analysis and decision making skills.
Andersen Tax wins first legal battle against Arthur Andersen & Co
Thursday, April 20, 2017 A USA court has issued an injunction order against Arthur Andersen & Co USA member firm, MoHala Enterprises, giving Andersen Tax its first legal win in its bid to ascertain itself as the rightful heir of the iconic brand Arthur Andersen.
News brief: CAANZ’s Lee White to stand down as CEO
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 The board of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) has announced that its CEO Lee White, is to stand down as the CEO by the end of 2017.
KPMG removes 6 personnel including their head of audit over unethical behaviour
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Big Four firm KPMG has fired six audit personnel including four partners, one employee and the head of the audit practice in the USA, for violating the Code of Conduct, raising further questions on the cosyness of Big Four firms with regulators.
Singapore Accountancy Commission announces new board members from outside the Big Four
Thursday, April 13, 2017 The Singapore Ministry of Finance (MoF) has announced a number of changes to the board of the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC), a statutory body of the government which oversees the development of the accountancy sector in Singapore.

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