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Accountants have key role to play in fight against climate change, says ACCA

Accountants have the technical skills and expertise to make a real difference to climate change mitigation activities, according to businesses and climate change experts in a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) as COP17, the latest stage in international efforts to limit human impacts on the environment, gets under way in Durban, South Africa…

Global 28 Nov 2011

Professional development more reliant on e-technologies now and in the future

Online approaches to learning and assessment are making a huge impact on professional development and training for finance professionals – and will continue to do so in the future - finds new research from ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Lighthouse Global, the strategic research and consulting group…

Global 23 Nov 2011

Narrative reporting should focus on ‘what the markets want to hear, not on what companies want to talk about’, says ACCA

Restructuring the UK statutory directors’ report is part of the necessary process of making corporate reporting more responsive to the information needs of investors, says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in its official response to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) consultation on a new narrative reporting framework …

United Kingdom 23 Nov 2011

Accountants see a glimmer of Merlin’s magic in new SME lending figures

Demand for loans is falling while approval rates are - for now- on the rise, according to the largest-ever survey of SME access to finance called the SME Finance Monitor, prepared by independent consultants BDRC for the BBA Business Finance Taskforce…

Global 17 Nov 2011

The challenge of diversity in the workplace: experts to offer solutions for the future

The low representation of women in the boardroom, growing income inequality, and the retention of talent have all been prominent in recent news headlines To better understand the challenges of workplace diversity, expert opinion and research findings will form the content of three global Expert Panels – all centred on the theme of Diversity - launched today by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)…

Global 17 Nov 2011

Modernisation of professional qualifications: how to enhance mobility through simplification and more effective cross-border recognition of professional skills , while protecting consumer safety and enhancing trust?

ACCA believes that the existing Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD), coupled with the European Qualification Framework (EQF), is well aligned with ACCA’s mission to provide opportunity and mobility to its students and members …

Europe 15 Nov 2011

Creating a less taxing future?

Creating greater transparency and clarity can only be better for both the tax payer and tax administrations, says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Accountants) today in response to Government proposals to combine income tax and national insurance payments in one single figure…

Global 14 Nov 2011

ACCA awarded tender to develop a new post-university professional accountancy qualification for Singapore

The tender for the consultancy was awarded to ACCA by the Pro-Tem Singapore Accountancy Council (the “Pro-Tem SAC”), and ACCA will be working with them on the development and design of the qualification…

Global 7 Nov 2011

Going Concern: ACCA responds to publication of the preliminary report of the Sharman Inquiry

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), today welcomes the publication of the Sharman Inquiry’s preliminary report prepared for the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)…

Global 3 Nov 2011

ACCA welcomes UK Government’s new ‘Better Regulators’ agenda

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) today welcomes Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk’s commitment to pursue a Better Regulators agenda focusing on closer collaboration between regulators, regulated parties, as well as their advisers and support networks…

Global 3 Nov 2011