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SASB Foundation launches membership programme with educational purposes 22 May, 2017
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Foundation has launched the SASB Alliance, a membership programme offering education and resources to help individuals and organisations in the practice of sustainability accounting and disclosure.
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Brexit uncertainty leads to hiring contractors rather than permanent staff
Monday, May 22, 2017 Businesses are pushed by their uncertainty over Brexit to use contractors instead of hiring permanent staff, leading to non-EU accountants being brought in to plug skills gaps, according to SJD Accountancy statistics.
FTSE 100 fail to provide ethical information to shareholders, according to CIIA
Friday, May 19, 2017 The FTSE 100 is failing to provide shareholders with appropriate information on ethics, according to a research by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA). Only 22% of FTSE 100 companies have included ethical performance metrics in their latest annual reports which is slightly less than last year when 23% of them had such disclosures, CIIA’s research has found.
Making Tax Digital tops the Accountex agenda
Friday, May 19, 2017 Legislation for Making Tax Digital (MTD) was removed last month from the Finance Bill 2017, yet it has topped the agenda of the sixth edition of Accountex, as professionals remain aware that it is still on schedule to arrive by 2020.
Tax information exchange agreement signed between USA and Netherlands
Friday, May 19, 2017 The USA government has signed a tax information exchange agreement with the Netherlands for income and taxes paid of multinational companies to be automatically exchanged between the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration and the USA tax authorities.
IASB issues IFRS 17 in insurance accounting shake up
Thursday, May 18, 2017 The profession has welcomed IFRS 17, issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), however it warned of the complexity and cost of implementation for businesses.
CIPFA’s Brexit advisory commission recommends further reform and devolution post Brexit
Thursday, May 18, 2017 The independent Brexit advisory commission for public services, launched by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in March, has released its first five key recommendations for the UK future government.
Global AI adoption can help accountants beyond compliance, PwC report finds
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help accountants beyond the basic compliance work by fostering high quality advisory services, according to a report by PwC.
Ransomware taking data hostage has given professionals the opportunity to prove their worth as ‘trusted advisors’
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 The recent WannaCry Ransomware cyber-attack has plagued companies in 150 countries holding data for ransom and the accountancy profession was quick to react and offer the following roundup of advice to businesses.
McLaren breaks up with KPMG to start Deloitte romance
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 McLaren Applied Technologies has announced a new partnership with Deloitte, putting an end to its work with KPMG, seven years before the due date.
Grant Thornton Sweden CEO to take the helm of the global network
Monday, May 15, 2017 Peter Bodin, Grant Thornton Sweden CEO, has been elected to succeed Ed Nusbaum as global CEO of Grant Thornton International, effective from 1 January 2018 for a five year term.

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