Integrated Reporting—Seizing the Opportunity to Lead
by Helen Brand, Chief Executive, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants | October 14, 2014 |
As a result of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)’s Framework being issued in December 2013, integrated reporting has truly begun to take off around the world. But there are still many organizations that are nervous about taking the first steps into this new world of reporting.
So why did ACCA decide to move toward integrated reporting for our own annual report to our members and other stakeholders, back in 2011?
Some Positive Aspects of the Statutory Audit Reform in Europe
by Yves Nicolas, President, and Cédric Gélard, Technical Director, CNCC | July 22, 2014 |
The final texts of the statutory audit reform (i.e., the Directive and the Regulation) have now been published in the official journal of the European Union, bringing to a close four years of intense discussions that may significantly change the shape of statutory audit in Europe.
The Cost of European Audit Legislation
by Jens Røder, Secretary General & CEO, Nordic Federation of Public Accountants | July 8, 2014 |
The Treaty of Lisbon, which came into effect in 2009, was designed to make the European community more effective, taking into account the perceived benefits accruing from full integration of the internal market.
Shared Standard Setting in the Public Interest: A Strong Model
by Fayez Choudhury, CEO, IFAC | June 24, 2014 |
The last two decades have been a definitive era in the evolution of the accountancy profession. In the wake of major corporate scandals at the turn of the century, an international public debate arose on the need for more effective and well-considered regulation; this debate then reignited during the global financial and sovereign debt crises.
It’s Not Really about Bitcoin, It’s about Change
by Fayez Choudhury, CEO, IFAC | June 10, 2014 | 1
The accountancy profession plays an important role in promoting the growth of economies and the efficient operation of markets. In these times of rapid technological change, we should also be key players in the financial innovation taking place across society.