The opportunities and challenges for Australia and New Zealand in developing closer ties with the Asian region on business, education and practice are discussed in a new publication. As one of the major driving forces of the global economy, Asia’s growth is intimately linked to Australia and New Zealand’s prosperity.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia has released its latest audit committee guide, Integrated Reporting – a guide for Audit Committees in Australia and New Zealand. While there has been progress in reporting of environmental, sustainability and gender equality indicators, organisations now have the difficult task of balancing demands for more information while also making… Read More New Audit Committee Guide on Integrated Reporting from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
World Vision Australia and MS Queensland were named winners of the seventh annual PwC Transparency Awards held in Sydney and Melbourne recently. The Awards recognise quality and transparency in reporting in the not-for-profit sector and are presented by PwC in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the Centre for Social Impact.
The nation’s prosperity and growth – and the ability of businesses to be agile in response to economic challenges – dominated discussion at the Institute’s Business Forum, held in Perth last Friday. The Institute’s Head of Leadership and Advocacy, Rob Ward AM FCA, said the government should ensure it explores all opportunities to capitalise on existing… Read More ICAA Business Forum Explores Australia’s Economic Prosperity
By Rob Ward A particularly important international development is the package of audit reform measures approved by European Parliament last week. Australia has a robust audit regulatory framework and no changes should flow here without a compelling case. I discuss more in this piece, an edited version of which appeared in the Australian Financial Review 9th April.
Earlier this month the Singapore Accountancy Commission, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) signed an Expression of Intent, which signalled the intent to establish a closer relationship among the four organisations. The EOI paves the way to explore… Read More ICAA and NZICA sign Expression of Intent with Singapore Accountancy Commission and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants