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Few UK businesses are making plans for life after Brexit, ICAEW’s research finds

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 20 Jul 2017

Twenty nine percent of UK businesses have made plans for life after Brexit while 43% have conducted meetings discussing the opportunities and risks.... read more

Five African PAOs join auditors general initiative for professionalisation of public sector accounting and auditing

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 20 Jul 2017

Five African professional accounting organisations (PAOs) have joined the Interim Oversight Board (IOB) of the African Organisation of.... read more

Accountants shouldn’t exploit tax regulation loopholes, Accountancy Europe opines

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 20 Jul 2017

Accountants shouldn’t devise and promote tax planning structures or arrangements that are designed to achieve a different result than what is.... read more

FTSE 350 audit quality levels on the rise in UK FRC annual report

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 19 Jul 2017

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has released its 2016/2017 annual report highlighting the regulators projects and actions taken.. read more

AICPA and Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants to hold joint summit in Caribbean

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 19 Jul 2017

The American Institute of CPAs and the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA) have announced that they will host their first.... read more

ASEAN Federation of Accountants annual report reveals membership increases

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 19 Jul 2017

The ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA) has released its 2016 Annual Report which has revealed an increase in membership between 2012 and 2016.... read more

Number of audit firms fall as accountancy body membership rises

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 18 Jul 2017

Half a million accountancy professionals worldwide are now members of the UK and Ireland accountancy bodies but the number of registered audit.... read more

Professionals welcome UK government’s delay of Making Tax Digital but concerns remain

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 18 Jul 2017

The UK Government has delayed its plans for the digital transformation of the tax system (MTD) after professional bodies, businesses and MPs raised.... read more

CA Sri Lanka publishes supplementary guide to integrated reporting

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 17 Jul 2017

CA Sri Lanka and the Integrated reporting Council of Sri Lanka (IRCSL) have published a supplementary guide to integrated reporting for preparers.. read more

CIPFA and IFAC launch public sector financial accountability index

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 14 Jul 2017

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) along with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) have announced the.... read more

African organisation strengthens independent review of English speaking supreme audit institutions

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 9 Jun 2017

The governing board of the African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E) has agreed on a rotation roster to.... read more

EFRAG is looking for new board members

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 9 Jun 2017

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has launched a call for candidates to serve its Board.. read more

CPA Australia’s CEO defends $1.8m pay packet

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 8 Jun 2017

CPA Australia CEO Alex Malley has defended his $1.8m pay packet which was unveiled in CPA Australia’s latest disclosure document, as well as.... read more

Deficit, brexit and SMEs must be priorities for incoming UK government, ICAEW President says

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 7 Jun 2017

ICAEW’s president Nick Parker has called for the incoming government to ensure it is equipped to tackle the deficit and handle Brexit while.... read more

A4S publishes guide on social and human capital accounting

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 6 Jun 2017

The Prince of Wales' Accounting for Sustainability project (A4S) has published a social and human capital accounting guide with practical examples.... read more

Natural Capital Coalition launches public consultation on an update to its framework

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 6 Jun 2017

The Natural Capital Coalition has launched a public consultation on the Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol which aims to.... read more

CIMA elects president

  • Published: 6 Jun 2017

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has elected its 84th president, David Stanford, for a one year term.. read more

CAQ to provide five grants to fund academic research on audit

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 6 Jun 2017

The Centre for Audit Quality (CAQ) has announced that it will provide five grants to fund academic research on projects of interest to the auditing.... read more

IFAC releases report to help accountants in business deal with technological changes

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 5 Jun 2017

IFAC has released a report to help accountants in business remain relevant at a time of increasingly fast paced technological changes.. read more

Kenya and South Africa sign agreement of mutual recognition of their designations

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 2 Jun 2017

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) have signed a.... read more


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