By Steve Lewis The rush to strengthen the powers of the security services down under has been criticised by business leaders and commentators from across the political spectrum. As Australia and New Zealand respond to the growing terror threat posed by radical Islamic organisations and sophisticated would-be cyber terrorists, concerns are being raised as to… Read More The oversight of Australia and New Zealand
By George W. Russell In the course of 25 years, Stephen Haddrill has progressed from Hong Kong’s Central Policy Unit to the top job at Britain’s Financial Reporting Council. He tells George W. Russell about translating reform-minded objectives into meaningful regulation that brings results for investors and other stakeholders. In 1990, Stephen Haddrill, then a… Read More Reforming reporting: An interview with Stephen Haddrill, UK Financial Reporting Council CEO
The Institute has published its annual membership survey report, which canvassed members’ views on work-life balance, professional development and top-of-mind business issues. The survey shows CPA is a promising profession and accountants are leaders in business.
by Monique Verduyn It’s been 21 years since the birth of our democracy. As we mark National Women’s Day in August, how much cause do we have to celebrate the advancement of women in accounting? In 2014 the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) was recognised by the World Bank for its efforts to… Read More The advancement of women in accounting
by Jemelyn Yadao Unwieldy and unyielding, Mainland state-owned enterprises have long been urged to reform. With restructuring once again on the front burner, Jemelyn Yadao looks at the latest developments and how CPAs can contribute. China Ocean Shipping Company, the second largest container line in the world, is making a comeback. Once a byword for… Read More Fixing China’s state-owned enterprises
By Jessica Irvine Australia can learn a lot from New Zealand’s GST reforms but there are no easy fixes. Sheep jokes being perhaps the primary example, Australians are guilty, on occasion, of belittling our Kiwi cousins. So it is with no small degree of contrition that Australian policy makers have watched in wonder as the… Read More What Australia can learn from New Zealand’s GST reform