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ACCA works directly with government departments, standard-setting bodies, and with many different professional and business organisations both in the UK and internationally. ACCA's technical work, assisted by its global forums of expert members from around the world, addresses in particular: auditing and assurance, business law, corporate governance and risk management, corporate reporting, health sector finance, public sector accounting and finance, SME affairs, sustainability, and tax. This section highlights our latest work on all these activities.
March 2014. ACCA has published a paper which, using examples drawn from current practice, explores how a small sample of FTSE 100 company audit committees address the external audit aspects of the reporting responsibilities assigned to them by The UK Corporate Governance Code. READ MORE
February 2014. ACCA has collaborated with the respected think tank Tomorrows Company to publish a new report, Tomorrow’s Business Forms, on business structures. The report reviews global developments in types of legal structure and ownership arrangements and argues the business case for aligning form with objectives. It cites numerous examples of how businesses have incorporated structural reforms in order to pursue and achieve particular business objectives and directions. ACCA will be following up the report this year with its own review of how choice of business form impacts on performance. The latest blog from John Davies, ACCA's head of technical, discusses this further. READ MORE
February 2014. ACCA has published a consultation paper that forms part of an investigation to examine whether existing governance and risk management frameworks are ‘fit for purpose’. It asks whether corporate governance in practice, is helping business to create value or whether something has gone wrong. READ MORE
Two videos introducing the paper are available, featuring the paper's joint authors, Paul Moxey, ACCA's head of corporate governance and risk management, and Adrian Berendt, chairman of the ACCA Global Forum for Corporate Governance and Risk Management. VIEW THE VIDEOS
January 2014. ACCA was invited to give evidence to the UK House of Lords enquiry into the use of Personal Service Companies. ACCA has been represented on the HMRC’s IR35 Forum, the body charged with reforming administration of the tax law relating to personal service companies (and other intermediaries) since its inception, and technical manager Jason Piper, ACCA’s standing representative on the Forum, gave evidence alongside other senior figures from ICAEW and CIOT as well as academic and practice experts in the field. A video recording of the evidence session can be accessed via parliamentlive.tv. ACCA has also submitted written evidence to the Committee, which will be published in due course.
January 2014. The EP Intergroup on public services and the influential daily Europolitics organised a high-level conference called 'Public services in Europe: the moment of truth', at the European Parliament in Brussels. ACCA, represented by Gillian Fawcett, head of public sector, was invited to speak at the roundtable chaired by MEP Francoise Castex, chair of the Intergroup. READ MORE
January 2014. ACCA published this discussion paper for the January 2014 British Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Reporting Special Interest Group (FARSIG) colloquium. The paper is based on the colloquium hosted by ACCA on 11 January 2013. READ MORE
Last updated: 7 Mar 2014
This monthly ezine reviews ACCA's work on the key policy issues of the last month.
ACCA's Global Forums bring together groups of experts from the public and private sectors, public practice and academia from around the world. The forums gather to develop thinking on issues in a number of specific areas, as well the accountancy and finance profession generally. The membership of the forums and the issues discussed reflect the global nature of ACCA's membership and our work.
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