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Accounting Today June 23, 2021

Sustainability Assurance Seen as Full of Inconsistencies

Sustainability reporting standards, as well as assurance services to verify that reporting, vary widely across jurisdictions and individual practitioners and require better standardization, according to a new report.

Journal of Accountancy June 23, 2021

ESG Assurance: An Emerging Opportunity for CPAs

In Europe and other parts of the world, many organizations are required to report on ESG information, and a significant portion of ESG assurance is being performed by an audit firm or an affiliated provider, according to ...

Accountancy Today June 17, 2021

50% of governments to report on accrual basis by 2025, says CIPFA

The report was drawn from the IFAC Index, which captures current and future use of public financial reporting bases and frameworks by governments around the world. The index found that while 30% of governments report on an accrual basis in 2020 (an increase of 6% since 2018), 50% will...

Forbes June 17, 2021

Improving Accountability Around The World Through Accruals

The Index analyzes data from across 165 jurisdictions to understand the accounting bases and frameworks used in public sector financial reporting, specifically with a view to track the adoption of accrual reporting. By providing a comprehensive view of government finances, accrual... June 1, 2021

CFOs' Essential Role in Promoting Employee Mental Health

For professional accountants, mental health issues heighten the risk of not identifying errors in financial reports or spotting indicators of fraud. In this recent article, Russell Guthrie, CFO of the International...

Accounting Today May 14, 2020

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Voices In crisis, small businesses need small accounting firms

[SMEs] need the support of accountants whom they know and trust. Small and midsized accounting practices should be their preferred partners. Why? Because the unfortunate reality is that many SMPs know firsthand what SMEs are going through. 

Public Finance Focus April 23, 2020

How accounting transparency can help with the tough decisions ahead after Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic will have a long-lasting effect on public finances. Governments need the complete picture that modern accounting standards...

CFO Dive April 22, 2020

How CFOs can lead through the coronavirus crisis — and beyond

For CFOs and senior finance leaders, there is an opportunity to deliver more than disaster-response by safeguarding the organization and its people, honing new ways of working, and identifying new opportunities to deliver value and positive societal impact.



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