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Accounting Column

A bullish FD - by Bill McConkey

Opinion

Confident accounting

Despite its name, confidence accounting doesn’t mean FDs have to be bullish about the numbers

25 Oct 2012

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Opinion

Smoke and mirrors

The spat between Barclays and PIRC raises questions over whether banks’ accounting methods are fit for purpose

07 Jul 2011

Opinion

Bank auditors need to go above and beyond

Bank auditors say they did their job to the letter of the law. They well know they are paid to enact the spirit of it too

15 Apr 2011

Opinion

Lords' committee slates auditing profession over banking crisis

Bank auditors say they did their job to the letter of the law. They well know they are paid to enact the spirit of it too

04 Apr 2011

Opinion

Audit market reform will come to nothing

Mid-tier auditors are unconvinced they want a piece of that pie

18 Feb 2011

Opinion

High risk sectors fear FRRP focus

Is the FRRP’s hit list of sectors that it deems high risk in 2011 a list of predicted accounting scandals?

20 Dec 2010

Opinion

The balance of scepticism in auditing

If auditing is to be more effective, a balance needs to be struck between accepting and challenging information

24 Aug 2010

Opinion

Accounting: Examining the role of statutory audit

Is statutory audit worth the money when most European businesses don’t do it?

24 May 2010

Opinion

Accounting: When annual reports communicate complexity with simplicity

George Orwell implored us never to use a long word when a short one will do. Corporate reports should take heed

22 Mar 2010

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No relief of payment obligations for third-party users

The use of third-party service providers does not relieve companies from payment card industry compliance obligations

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