by Muhammad Azizul Islam, PhD (RMIT), CPA (Australia), CA (CA ANZ) Associate Professor & Team Leader of Accounting for Social and Environmental Sustainability Research Group, School of Accountancy, QUT, Brisbane, Australia | February 10, 2017
The accounting profession will face significant changes in the next three decades, and professional organizations, their members, and educational institutions should respond.
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Strong PFM Requires End-to-end Financial Literacy
by Dr Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of EU Public Affairs, ICAEW | March 16, 2017
Political and constitutional systems vary markedly across the EU; so too do public financial management (PFM) structures. The common thread is the need to ensure effective democratic accountability and encourage greater public transparency.
Building Trust through Agreed-Upon Procedures
by Bodo Richardt, President, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | March 13, 2017
Feedback from small- and medium-sized accounting practices and entities, SMPs and SMEs, is a crucial step in developing an agreed-upon procedures standard that suits, and allowing SMPs and SMEs to more fully realize the potential of these...
Exploring the Demand for Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Jasper van den Hout, Principal, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board | March 10, 2017
The IAASB’s Agreed-upon Procedures Working Group has issued a Discussion Paper and requests input from all stakeholders.
Representing Small Practices—Key Priorities for the SMP Committee
by Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | March 6, 2017
Monica Foerster, the new Chair of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee, highlights the key activities and projects for the committee in 2017.
Unlimited Possibilities for Women in Accountancy
by Yasmine El-Ramly, Senior Technical Manager of Firm Services and Global Alliances, American Institute of CPAs | March 6, 2017
Head of the American Institute of CPAs’ Women’s Leadership Initiative discusses the vast opportunities for women in the accountancy profession.