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September 2015
Once upon a time a young highly motivated finance director was appointed CFO of a developing business. The remit was to change the company – to shift it from a small to big player. But, change was the last thing on the owners’ minds...
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August 2015
Following an announcement by the government of Greece that it would be adopting International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), an intriguing article by publicfinanceinternational.org examines whether the adoption could change the world's view of Greek debt.
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An article by businessdayonline.com reports on a number of professionals in the accounting field identifying accounting-related challenges facing utilisation of accounting for national growth and development in the largest African country in the world.
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July 2015
Fayez Choudhury - Chief Executive of the International Federation of Accountants – told delegates at a recent CIPFA International Seminar that accountants have a moral duty to ensure their governments are properly scrutinised. Read more...
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The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession, has established the ‘Accountability. Now.’ group to encourage higher levels of transparency and accountability from all governments.
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Politicians and other decision makers should be financially literate says one of Nigeria’s top accountants. Read more...
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December 2014
Author: Lisa Weaver is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and has worked with many reporting entities on their transition to IFRS.
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October 2014
The transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or adoption of other new standards (e.g. IPSAS) can be a daunting and risky task without a clear and systematic approach being set out from the beginning of the project.
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July 2014
Data mining is an analysis process used by forensic accountants and internal auditors to examine data sets or metadata to identify patterns, anomalies, and trends to answer business queries and provide predictive value for future events.
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March 2014
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) is a United States federal law known primarily for two main provisions - accounting transparency requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and bribery of foreign officials.
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