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Global 20 Dec 2012

Submit your self-assessment on time or face a fine from the tax man

Self-assessment deadline is 31 January 2013…

United Kingdom 19 Dec 2012

'Is Corporate Asia ready for the Green Economy?' asks ACCA

The next few years will be critical for the acceleration of the shift to a green economy in Asia, concludes a new report from ACCA …

Global 18 Dec 2012

Growth or austerity? There are challenges ahead for the global public sector finance professional in both scenarios, says ACCA Vice President

Transparent financial reporting and strong audit is vital for trust in public sector finances Event attracts high level; speakers from the World Bank, Institute of Fiscal Studies, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and OECD…

Global 13 Dec 2012

Directors, issuers and accountants join forces to welcome the EU move towards the modernisation of European company law and corporate governance rules

ecoDa, EuropeanIssuers and ACCA welcome today’s publication of the European Commission Action Plan on company law and corporate governance, while recognising that it will raise some implementation challenges In this respect, the three organisations particularly appreciate the Commission’s commitment to ensure thorough ex-ante impact assessments on individual initiatives…

Europe 12 Dec 2012

ACCA/IMA Survey Indicates a Tough Balancing Act of CFO Priorities

A new survey by ACCA and IMA® shows that cost reduction, financial control, and the emerging responsibility of forecasting are the top three priorities for today’s finance leaders …

Global 11 Dec 2012

Health and wellbeing boards could drive forward greater integration of care, but they will need to be fully resourced and inclusive, says new report by leading healthcare experts and practitioners

A new Smith Institute and ACCA report, Getting Started: prospects for health and well-being boards, suggests the new health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) could enable integrated care, provide a more democratic approach and help develop a shared plan for their local populations…

United Kingdom 11 Dec 2012

Finance background helps women get boardroom positions

While finance is often seen as a male profession, a new report commissioned by ACCA and the ESRC from Cranfield School of Management shows that a financial qualification or a background which demonstrates substantial financial acumen are seen as catalysts for women getting onto the boards of FTSE companies …

Global 10 Dec 2012

The new EU Action Plan to strengthen the fight against tax fraud and tax evasion is a welcome and bold step, says ACCA

The global accountancy body supports the move towards enhanced administrative cooperation between tax authorities and better interactions with tax havens as well as tackling aggressive tax planning, but warns against implementation issues…

Europe 7 Dec 2012

Business confidence falls again as real economy takes a hit, reveals global survey of finance professionals

Confidence in the global economy fell in Q3 2012 according to a worldwide survey of 2,500 finance professionals 67% now believe that the global economy is stagnating or reversing Further analysis suggests that this latest fall in confidence is due almost entirely to changing business fundamentals – such demand, access to finance, prompt payment and inflation - as opposed to respondents’ sentiment The downturn is firmly focused on the real economy with small and medium sized enterprises being the worst hit…

Global 4 Dec 2012