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Comment – Panama Papers: If tax avoidance is legal, punish those who procure it and benefit from it

  • Author: Carlos Martín Tornero
  • Published: 5 Apr 2016

The tax avoidance issue resembles that of the prostitution laws reform. In many countries both are legal, although the role of intermediaries, like.... read more

Q&A: The end of Iran’s isolation

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 5 Apr 2016

Following the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and the European.... read more

Is the world a village?

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 5 Apr 2016

Globalisation has been a keyword in the business world for decades, and yet it appears that for smaller players having a local reach is enough, and.... read more

Comment: Will the USA adopt the common reporting standard?

  • Published: 1 Apr 2016

In light of the Obama’s administration announcement to close tax loopholes in Delaware, Nevada and Wyoming, Robert Maas, tax consultant at CBW (DFK.... read more

Comment: Insights on How Decision Context Influences Investor Use of Financial Statements

  • Published: 23 Mar 2016

CFA Institute director of financial reporting policy Vincent Papa welcomes the recently released report by EFRAG and ICAS on professional investors.... read more

Comment: Calling for a gender confidence gap

  • Published: 23 Mar 2016

We’ve all heard of the ‘gender pay gap’, but a ‘gender confidence gap’ could also have a part to play when it comes to continued inequality in.... read more

Debate highlights: Is the accountancy industry a white, male-dominated space?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 8 Mar 2016

Ahead of the International Women’s Day, Carlos Martin Tornero is engaging in a global dialogue with female accountancy leaders, who perceive.... read more

Roundtable: The knowns and unknowns part II

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 29 Feb 2016

Firm leaders tell their views on International Accounting Bulletin latest World Survey during a Chatham House rule discussion. read more

Roundtable: The knowns and unknowns part I

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 29 Feb 2016

Firm leaders give their views on International Accounting Bulletin’s latest World Survey during a Chatham House rule discussion. read more

In the name of sustainability

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 29 Feb 2016

TCFD or Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures is the newest entry in the long list of acronyms for sustainability, climate change and.... read more

Catch me if you’re an accountant

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 29 Feb 2016

Today’s fraudsters hide their crimes and identity deep within the digital world. As a result, the forensic arena needs data analysts who can work.... read more

The Big Four’s Achilles heel

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 29 Feb 2016

Jim Peterson, former in-house lawyer and partner at Arthur Andersen, has published a seminal book on the fragility of the surviving Big Four.... read more

Offshore tax havens: transparency and secrecy two sides of the same coin

  • Published: 19 Feb 2016

International scrutiny and regulation of offshore financial centres has intensified in recent years, but tax havens remain a feature of the global.... read more

Comment: PAC inquiry into Google - Grandstanding and bear-baiting a distraction from the real issues

  • Published: 11 Feb 2016

RSM senior tax partner George Bull responds to today’s Public Accounts Committee hearing into Google’s tax deal with HMRC. read more

Comment: The Financial Reporting Council has failed and needs to be replaced

  • Published: 11 Feb 2016

FRC preliminary enquiries into HBOS audits debate: In an exclusive op-ed for The Accountant, professor Prem Sikka, argues that the UK accounting.... read more

The new kid on the block

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 8 Feb 2016

Allinial Global president Terry Snyder explains his organisation’s split with PKF and the plans for the future, vincent Huck reports. read more

Fresh start for PKF North America

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 8 Feb 2016

PKF International chief executive John Sim talks with Vincent Huck following the split with ARAF and shares the latest developments for PKF.... read more

Non-audit services and staff monitor: UK

  • Published: 3 Feb 2016

A test on the balance between services that will shape the future of the profession by The Accountant in association with sister title.... read more

The digital journey

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 2 Feb 2016

In every opportunity looms a threat - as technologic advances impact all aspects of life, firms have to respond to stay relevant Franchesca Hashemi.... read more

Politics of people

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 2 Feb 2016

As the range of skills needed in potential recruits widens, the war on talent remains an important topic on firm leaders’ minds, Franchesca Hashemi.... read more


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