Interview Olivia Kirtley: Profession in search of divine influence
After two years as president of the International Federation of Accountant (IFAC), Olivia Kirtley has passed the baton to Rachel Grimes. Here Kirtley looks back at her two-year presidency, which started with a visit to the Pope and ended with a letter to that same Pope to report on progress made. Interview by Vincent Huck
Highlights from ISAR33
The latest United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group on Accounting and Reporting Standards (ISAR) serviced by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) took place in October 2016 and was the 33rd of its name (ISAR33).
Did you say transparency?
Prem Sikka, accounting professor at the University of Essex, asked industry stakeholders what is transparency, and why so many talk about it and so few put it in practice.
Bringing accounting into the digital age
Paul Bulpitt, head of accounting at Xero, chair a panel of digital experts on the current trends in technology and what professional should look for in terms of opportunities and risks. The panel discussion took place in the course of The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin 2016 conference held in London in October.