By Cian Molloy What lies in store for the accountancy profession? Cian Molloy investigates how the profession might fare in the years ahead. Since the arrival of the first accountancy software packages more than three decades ago, there have been regular predictions that IT would lead, if not to the death of the accountancy profession,… Read More The shape of things to come
To train accountants to continue to meet the changing market needs and international standards, the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs has released the Position Paper for the CPA Qualifying Process Reform, setting out the final content and structure of the new Qualification Programme.
By David Menzies ICAS has issued its first insolvency practitioner authorisation under the new partial authorisation regime. The development is the latest in a number of positive advances made in the area of IP regulation. ICAS has become the first professional accountancy body in the UK to issue authorisation for an insolvency practitioner under the new… Read More ICAS issues first insolvency partial authorisation
A new ICAS initiative has been launched offering CIPFA public finance accountants the benefits of membership of the world’s first professional body of accountants, and opening up the potential for them to work in both the public and private sectors. The Pathways initiative, which will be launched on 1 June 2016, offers CIPFA members two… Read More CIPFA members offered pathway to ICAS status
By Anthony O’Brien As throngs of fans gather to watch the eighth Rugby World Cup this year, it’s clear that the game played in heaven is behind its rivals in Australia. The 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup (RWC), being played in England and Wales in September and October, are expected to reach a… Read More Australian rugby on the back foot
By Adam Creighton What do Australia, Brunei, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand have in common? The TPP. The initials TPP mean little to most Australians and New Zealanders yet the Trans-Pacific Partnership has the potential to dramatically boost the range of goods and services they can access while expanding their business and job opportunities. It could spell the end of those unconscionable global… Read More Building Blocs: The possibilities of the Trans-Pacific Partnership