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Talent attraction in Asia 

12 August 2013

ACCA research on what attracts staff to a career in audit in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand and what would make them stay in or leave an audit firm Read the article


Audit and Integrity

31 July 2013

This report summarises the key themes that emerged from a series of roundtable discussions held by ACCA in Trinidad, Barbados and Jamaica.


Audit and Integrity: Maximizing Shareholder Value

03 July 2013

In April 2013, ACCA held a series of high-level audit events in the Caribbean.


Audit firm collaboration

23 April 2013

Grant Thornton partner Steve Maslin explains how a collaborative initiative by the six large international audit networks is drawing lessons from the financial crisis

Singapore audit report

Singapore audit report

02 August 2012

Directors in Singapore believe that the informative value of communications from auditors can be enhanced.

Other Audit and society Articles

The role of audit in the caribbean

The role of audit in the Caribbean - 17 July 2012

In April 2012, ACCA Caribbean held a series of three events in Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica to assess the role and future of audit.

Audit and Society

EC Audit Proposals - 13 June 2012

With work progressing in Europe on landmark audit legislation, ACCA and Grant Thornton held a round-table event on 14 May to enable leading UK investors to express their views.


EU Audit Proposals Target the Big Firms - By John Davies , Head of technical, 10 May 2012

Heavy-handed on corporates and skimpy on SMEs, EU audit proposals face serious scrutiny.

A framework for extended audit reporting

Extended audit reporting - 01 July 2011

This report presents the results of a research project on a framework for extended audit reporting.

Small business

ACCA has over 100 years' experience of working with the SME sector. We lobby governments, regulators and standard setters in the long-term interest of a healthy SME sector, and we support professional accountants so they can continue to function as the sector’s most trusted business advisers and finance managers.

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About audit and society

The role of audit is currently under heightened scrutiny. The global financial upheaval of the past three years has seen commentators questioning the value of large company audit.

Technical activities

An important part of ACCA's institutional work is to contribute to the debate on technical issues affecting business and accountancy and to represent the interest of its members in relation to the legislation and professional standards that they have to comply with in their work.

Global Forums

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