by Daniel Susskind, Economist, Author, & Lecturer, Balliol College, University of Oxford | April 5, 2016 |
What forces will impact the accountancy profession in the future? Daniel Susskind, co-author of The Future of the Professions, uses groundbreaking research on technological change to consider two different paths forward
by Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board | March 22, 2016 |
Leasing is a common form of finance for many businesses, especially in sectors like the airline industry, retail, and shipping. Currently, listed companies around the world have around US$3.3 trillion worth of leases.
The recent agreement between all 193 UN member states on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (also referred to as the “Global Goals”) demonstrates a widespread political commitment to dealing with some of the world’s most
by Anton Colella, Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland | January 26, 2016 |
Since the global financial crisis, the public’s trust in business institutions has been severely eroded, and it shows little sign of coming back in a hurry. I don’t believe most people going into business do so with the idea of acting unethically, but there
by Gail McEvoy, Principal Partner, McEvoy Craig Accountants & Auditors and IFAC Board Member | January 12, 2016 |
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) dominate the world business stage—they are estimated to account for almost 95% of enterprises worldwide and approximately 60% of private sector employment. They are key engines of job creation and
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 29, 2015 |
For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
As new auditor rotation mandates are debated and adopted or rejected worldwide, a new research study takes a different approach to assessing the effects of these mandates on audit quality.
by Brian Sommer, TechVentive Founder and Technology Industry Expert | December 1, 2015 |
Change often creeps up on us slowly, and then it’s all over us. That’s happening in accounting circles today particularly as it pertains to big data. And, the changes it’s triggering will cause fundamental reassessments of what practitioners do and