GAA Accounting

The Journal of the Global Accounting Alliance

16/06/2017
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Losers who are winners

By Jeff Buckstein

It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose. It’s how you play the financial valuation game that really counts.

Toronto Maple Leafs Captain George Armstrong took a backhand pass from winger Bob Pulford, skated three strides to cross the red line, then gently wristed the puck into an empty Montreal Canadiens net. The goal, with 47 seconds left in the third period, clinched a 3-1 win and a 1967 Stanley Cup victory over the Canadiens, sending 16,000 fans at Maple Leaf Gardens into delirium. Continue Reading →

16/06/2017
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Blockchain: a ledger you can bank on

While bitcoin attracted negative publicity in its early days, virtual currency networks such as blockchain and Ethereum have the potential to change the world.

By Emmet Kelly

Picture the scene: a locker room with an infinite number of lockers in a public place. Anyone can wander by. There are windows on each of the lockers so we can see if they are empty or contain something. Each locker has a key and a slot to pop things in. Anyone can use any of the lockers without disclosing their real identity. Continue Reading →

16/06/2017
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Brexit and trade: where do we start?

By Mike McKeon

Trade was a key issue in the referendum and it grabbed many headlines.

The more reflective commentators ICAS has spoken to have proposed a number of alternatives within the multiplicity of “hard” and “soft” Brexit options. Continue Reading →

16/06/2017
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Leading from the front

By Ros O’Shea

Following a decade or more of high-profile cases of corporate corruption, society’s trust in business leaders to ‘do the right thing’ has reached an all-time low. Stakeholders are now demanding that companies and their leaders restore that trust by putting integrity at the heart of the enterprise. Continue Reading →

16/06/2017
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A changing and challenging landscape

The Institute’s regulatory and disciplinary function is central to maintaining trust and integrity in who we are and what we do.

The regulatory landscape faced by the profession has changed beyond recognition over the last two decades. For Chartered Accountants Ireland, this landscape is made even more complex by the fact that we have regulatory obligations in two jurisdictions, and it is likely that one of those will soon be outside the European Union (EU) Continue Reading →

16/06/2017
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The business benefits of Dublin, Ireland

By Agnes Borowik

Boasting favourable costs, a high quality of living and a vibrant tech scene, Dublin is a highly regarded location for foreign direct investment and business development.
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A vibrant social and economic hub with deep Viking history, Dublin is situated on the eastern shores of Ireland at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin is a highly regarded location for foreign direct investment, as well as business and real estate investment and development, and is sought after for its favourable cost and quality of living. Continue Reading →