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Editor's comment: Advice versus assurance

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 21 Nov 2013

BearingPoint, EquaTerra, PTRM, Drivers Jonas, Übermind and Optimum Solutions are just some of the advisory businesses acquired by the four global.... read more

Industry comment: Auto enrolment pension charges cap

  • Author: Phill Robinson
  • Published: 7 Nov 2013

Last month UK pensions minister Steve Webb proposed three options related to capping charges on auto enrolment pension schemes, in an effort to.... read more

Editor’s comment: Winners and losers?

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 23 Oct 2013

After four years of debates and two years of the UK Competition Commission (CC) investigation, the final report on concentration levels in the UK.... read more

Consolidation will transform the mid-market within the next five years

  • Published: 23 Oct 2013

BDO International global head of network development Anders Heede speaks about accounting market consolidation and explains why he believes that in.... read more

Comment: Strategic growth in a sandstorm

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 23 Sep 2013

Gale Crosley, a US CPA and consultant for accounting firms examines a more joint approach towards accounting firm growth and calls for the end of.... read more

Editor's comment: All change for the mid-tier

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 23 Sep 2013

Not even two years ago, I remember speaking to the then chief executive of RSM Tenon, Andy Raynor, who with charm and enthusiasm told me about all.... read more

How the move to the cloud is shaking up the traditional audit market

  • Author: Phill Robinson
  • Published: 28 Aug 2013

Auditing has long been one of the most conservative arms of the financial services sector. The news that the Competition Commission (CC) is.... read more

Editor's letter: No silly season

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 23 Aug 2013

August is dubbed as the silly season in the media due to a general lack of newsworthy events during the summer break in the Northern hemisphere.. read more

The changing iXBRL landscape

  • Author: Phill Robinson
  • Published: 12 Aug 2013

IRIS chief executive Phill Robinson discusses the upcoming changes to iXBRL.
Just when the accountancy profession thought it had ticked iXBRL.... read more

Editor's comment: US and Europe diverging

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 22 Jul 2013

This month the US House of Representatives voted for legislation, which if approved by the Senate and the President, will prevent the US Public.... read more

Industry comment: Delivering the benefits of a growing network

  • Published: 11 Jul 2013

We all know that one of the key drivers for a firm joining a network is the opportunity to develop their international capabilities and enhance.... read more

Businesses want clear guidelines on tax planning

  • Published: 25 Jun 2013

The media is awash with stories on the tax planning activities of large corporates. In the US, Apple chief Tim Cook has had to answer some tough.... read more

Letter from Beijing

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 24 Jun 2013

I write this column at the end of May while visiting China where I have just spoken at one of the profession's most important events of the year,.... read more

How succession planning can pave the way for future success

  • Published: 5 Jun 2013

Recently I was in Las Vegas to attend the annual conference of the BDO US Alliance and I had the opportunity to spend time with colleagues from our.... read more

Editor's comment: Being responsible

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 21 May 2013

Thank you for the encouraging words Fred. I’m looking forward to the new challenge and engaging more closely with the Advisory Board in helping.... read more

Editor's comment: Changes at the IAB

  • Author: Fred Crawley
  • Published: 21 May 2013

Usually I am the silent partner in putting together the IAB editor’s letter with Ana, but this time I wanted to start off with a few words of.... read more

One size doesn’t fit all

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 22 Mar 2013

Europe should look at ensuring a level playing field on corporate governance rules before ruling on audit reform. read more

Comment: Potential impact of CC findings on EU audit reform

  • Published: 22 Mar 2013

The issuing of the preliminary findings of the UK Competition Commission on
22 February coincides with a very significant stage in the.... read more

Comment: An interesting read

  • Published: 22 Mar 2013

The preliminary findings from the Competition Commission (CC) issued on a cold February Friday morning made an interesting read and contained.... read more

Comment: Alliance versus network debate

  • Published: 26 Feb 2013

The International Federation of Accountants’ Ethics Code offers a clear definition of alliances and networks. In my view, it’s the difference.... read more


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