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Safety in numbers

Corporate governance doesn’t just protect investors, it can save lives, says ICAEW Chief Executive Michael Izzy.

What makes a good online course?

What should you look for in an online training course? Mark Ingram explains all

THE LOSS ADJUSTER

Adrian Davies continues his threepart series on trading losses. The final instalment will be in next month’s issue of PQ magazine

Look forward

CIPFA Student Network President Sophie Medwell has some top tips for students and employers

The charm of the public sector

Lindie Engelbrecht joined CIPFA this summer as the new education chief. PQ magazine editor Graham Hambly went to see what she’s got planned

Future perfect?

The Financial Reporting Council unveils the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code.

Embracing change

The world of accountancy training is rapidly changing – and you must exploit these changes to your advantage, says Alex Leach

Personal Journeys

The highlight of the CIPFA student conference was when three hugely successful CIPFA accountants told their stories…

Accountants behaving badly?

There is a rising fear that CIPFA accountants are coming under increasing pressure to act against the public interest from their unscrupulous bosses.

Words + numbers = pass

Alex Wakeham has some advice for business strategy studiers who tend to struggle with the numbers

IFRS: classifying financial intruments

Why is the IASB consulting on the accounting for financial instruments with characteristics of equity?

No more Carillion scandals?

Is it time for fundamental changes in the audit maket? Both Labour and BDO think so, reports Graham Hambly

Tax: no safe havens

PQ magazine editor Graham Hambly reports on how the UK is reforming offshore tax evasion

Why you can’t ignore the money laundering regs

Tim Pinkney explains why AML is a subject that you really need to know about

FRC ups the ante

The Financial Reporting Council has announced big plans to enhance its monitoring of the six largest audit firms.

Why reports matter

Mark Clatworthy poses the question: who actually uses financial reports?

Preparing for the SCS

Ian Chafer explains how you can best gear up for the CIPFA Strategic Case Study (SCS)

Why you can’t ignore the money laundering regs

Tim Pinkney explains why AML is a subject that you really need to know about

Carillion fallout: FRC ‘under threat’

The future of the Financial Reporting Council has been thrown into doubt after the government promised an independent inquiry into its whole operation.

PSCs: a question of control

What is a PSC and how does it work? Here’s what Companies House has to say...

Technology is driving change

Joana Sales explains how the institute is embracing digital to improve the learning experience for its trainees

Your body wants you!

CSN President Chris Roberts explains why you should get involved in the student network

Blockchain and the future of accountancy

With bitcoin seemingly always in the news there’s much interest around the blockchain concept. David Lyford-Smith explains what it is and how it works

Keeping it real

Philip Dunn explains the importance of financial statements and who they are of most use to

CIPFA certificate level: a substantive difference

Alan Wan explains the difference between tests of control and substantive procedures, relevant to Audit and Assurance questions

Still room for improvement in corporate reporting, says FRC

Regulator expects more detail and less ambiguity, according to report

Making Tax Digital: VAT

Despite delays to various staging post dates, the government’s digital agenda juggernaut is rolling on…


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