• Sustainability will never do without governments

    November 26, 2021 Published: Accountancy Europe In our third episode of season three, we discuss sustainability reporting standards for governments, or the public sector, with Accountancy Europe’s senior manager Paul Gisby. Paul talks about the discussions around sustainability standards for the public sector, how the development of corporate sustainability reporting standards affect the public sector and where this

  • Audit in Action | Auditor Independence: A Cornerstone of Audit Quality October 19, 2021

    Published: The CAQ Our capital markets are an important engine for driving and maintaining our economic and societal well-being and they rely on the independent third-party assurance that auditors are able to provide. Enhancing the trust and reliability of this information is a key aspect of the public interest role that public company auditors play.

  • How green are COVID recovery measures?

    October 13, 2021 Published: OECD The OECD’s Enrico Botta explains why USD 677bn on environmentally positive COVID recovery measures, representing a mere 21% of total recovery spending isn’t enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq68dMTodlo&ab_channel=OECD Vista previa del vídeo How green are COVID recovery measures? de YouTubeHow green are COVID recovery measures?

  • Video: Erkki Liikanen introduces the ISSB

    Published: IFRS On 3 November 2021 at COP26 in Glasgow, the IFRS Foundation Trustees announced the formation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), the commitment to consolidate the leading investor-focused sustainability disclosure organisations into the ISSB and the publication of prototype climate and general disclosure requirements developed by the Technical Readiness Working Group, which

  • The vital role our profession must play in reaching net zero

    October 18, 2021 Published: ICAEW Andrew Griffith, MP is a chartered accountant and the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion. He explains how we get to net zero carbon emissions by mid century and how it won’t happen without the support of chartered accountants. https://www.icaew.com/insights/viewpoints-on-the-news/2021/oct-2021/the-vital-role-our-profession-must-play-in-reaching-net-zero

  • Profession in Focus: Diversity in Focus with Elena Richards

    October 19, 2021 Published: The CAQ Join Elena Richards, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at KPMG, and Liz Barentzen, Vice President, Operations and Talent Initiatives at CAQ, as they discuss Elena’s experiences and observations in her role, and KPMG’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2020 U.S. Transparency Report.

  • Audit evolution in action: Part 3

    October 12, 2021 Published: Journal of Accountancy Transforming the auditing practice to be more digital requires more than just new tools. It also means a shift in mindset for firms serious about taking a digital-first approach. On this episode, the third in a series on audit evolution, Alan Langelli, CPA, lead partner of the technology

  • The fight against fraud

    September 27, 2021 Published: AccountingToday Forensic accounting champion Dawn Brolin discusses what accountants can do to help clients detect and prevent scams. https://www.accountingtoday.com/podcast/the-fight-against-fraud

  • Reporting Beyond the Financials: Sustainability on the Books

    September 24, 2021 Published: Accountancy Europe We kick off season three with a look at how our sustainable future begins with corporate reporting. How can that be, you might ask? Nadja Picard, Global Reporting Leader at PwC Germany joins us to answer some crucial questions about the future of corporate reporting. Many companies are already

  • Artificial Intelligence: Managing the ethical challenges

    July 28, 2021 Published: OECD If a self-driving car gets into an accident, who’s to blame — the person in the car, or the technology powering the vehicle? What about the manufacturer? If an automated job-search tool discriminates based on race or gender, who’s at fault — the software, or the company? We look at

  • Updating quality management standards: What auditors need to know

    August 26, 2021 Published: Journal of Accountancy There are two committees working on developing new quality management standards for auditors. Neil Amato talks to Sara Lord, CPA, the chair of one of those committees, about the feedback they are receiving, how the new standards incorporate a risk-based approach, and the next steps in the process.

  • Fraud advice and more on the value of client advisory services

    August 5, 2021 Published: Journal of Accountancy Hosted by Neil Amato Businesses’ approach to fraud and internal controls has undergone drastic change as a result of the pandemic. Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA/CITP, CGMA, the director of entrepreneurial advisory services at the firm PKF Texas, says that rules around things such as on-time payment of payroll

  • IASB podcast

    July 30, 2021 Published: IFRS New International Accounting Standards Board Chair Andreas Barckow joins Vice-Chair Sue Lloyd to discuss highlights from the meeting held in July 2021, including decisions taken regarding changes to the Board’s preliminary views in the Primary Financial Statements project, ongoing re-deliberations relating to Goodwill and Impairment, and updates on the post-implementation

  • Advancing Digital Content Safety I / Davos Agenda 2021

    July 27, 2021 Published: The World Economic Forum (WEF) With the COVID-19 pandemic, the US election and wide social unrest tied to race and inequality issues, 2020 was a watershed year for addressing the safety of digital media environments. What policies, practices and partnerships are needed to improve online safety when it comes to content

  • Artificial Intelligence: Regulation Can Support Innovation

    July 2021 Published: OECD In April 2021, the European Union unveiled a proposal for unprecedented regulations on the use of AI technologies — with implications for companies, governments, and citizens alike. The tide seems to be shifting, with private companies facing increasing scrutiny. We will hear how regulation can promote innovation, and how citizens can

  • Cybersecurity advisory opportunities for firms of all sizes

    July 22, 2021 Published: Journal of Accountancy Cybersecurity is a rapidly expanding opportunity for firms to offer advisory services. In a preview of an ENGAGE 2021 (the accounting and finance industry’s premier event of the year)  panel, Journal of Accountancy senior editor Neil Amato speaks with Steven Ursillo, CPA/CITP, CGMA, partner, risk assurance and advisory

  • A 360 view on Sustainable Corporate Governance

    July 14, 2021 Published: Accountancy Europe Before the summer break, we present you a special episode at the end of this season: On June 21 Accountancy Europe held a virtual fireside chat between European Parliament Vice-President Heidi Hautala and Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO of Accountancy Europe, which we turned into a podcast episode. In anticipation of the Commission’s proposals

  • Audit evolution in action: Part 1

    June 29, 2021 Published: Journal of Accountancy The auditing profession was already in the midst of transformation, thanks to technological advances and other factors. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic came along and accelerated those changes, further challenging auditors and their view of business as usual. As auditing continues to transform, Sue Coffey, CPA, CGMA, the Association’s

  • What is ESG Reporting And Why Does It Matter

    June 7, 2021 Published: Oil and Gas Accounting Podcast ESG is the acronym for Environmental Social Governance. In this episode, Tom and Phil are joined by Dennis McGowan, CPA and Senior Director at The Center For Audit Quality. Dennis talks about what ESG reporting is, why it’s important, and why every industry should be paying

  • Do accountants hold the key to changing our flawed economy?

    June 18, 2021 Published: Accountancy Europe The modern economy is flawed. It tends to ignore non-financial ‘externalities’, like the environment, when considering a company’s bottom line. As a result, our planet is at risk of massive environmental degradation. However, accountants can adapt and flip the balance sheet. We speak with Andrew Watson, co-founder of Rethinking

  • OECD Economic Outlook – No ordinary recovery

    May 31, 2021 Published: OECD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wNymGS43eo&ab_channel=OECDOECD

  • The shift to sustainability: A CFO’s journey

    May 20, 2021 Published: Accountancy Europe We’ve covered the shift to sustainable corporate governance from a variety of angles on the podcast so far, and now we turn to the private sector to see what companies are doing. After all, they are a major player to get us beyond “business as usual”. In this episode,

  • The Ongoing Challenge of Effective ESG Reporting and Data Disclosure

    May 6, 2021 Published: The CAQ In this webcast, presented at Ethisphere’s 2021 Global Ethics Summit, we dive into the challenges of effectively reporting ESG information, how companies can increase effective reporting, and how the standards and frameworks can be applied today.

  • Managing your personal energy for success

    May 10, 2021 Published: Journal of Accountancy Life and work in the pandemic era can be exhausting. Stress can make it difficult to focus on and execute your goals. ENGAGE 2021 speaker Rhonda Peterson believes taking the time to care for and nurture one’s energy can improve your career success, increase your businesses’ profitability, and

  • Quality Management Standards: Perspectives on Initial Implementation Efforts

    April 30, 2021 Published: IAASB This video addresses considerations for firms when preparing to implement the IAASB’s quality management standards, such as what may be retained from current systems, the time and resources needed, the impact on the firm as a whole, and various ways to approach implementation. The video emphasizes the need for firms

  • An inside look into the BEIS consultation

    April 23, 2021 Published: Accountancy Europe Everyone is talking about the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation into Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance in the UK. To dig deeper into this consultation, we invited Mark Babington, the Executive Director of Regulatory Standards from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to share with us what

  • Lack of exchangeability

    April 20, 2021 Published: IFRS The Board has published for public consultation proposed amendments to IAS 21 The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates. The proposed amendments aim to help companies determine whether a currency can be exchanged into another currency, and what accounting to apply if the currency cannot be exchanged. In this

  • Uncovering your ‘buried life’ and other mental-health tips

    April 14, 2021 Published: Journal of Accountancy Ben Nemtin, the keynote speaker May 5 at the AICPA & CIMA Employee Benefit Plans Conference, thought he was going on a two-week road trip with some friends 15 years ago. That trip lasted years, changing his life and those of many others they encountered. Nemtin also shares

  • Introducing the IFRS Taxonomy 2021

    March 24, 2021 Published: IFRS In this webcast, Ann Tarca, a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board), and Izabela Ruta, a member of the technical staff, provide a short introduction to the IFRS Taxonomy 2021 and highlight the key changes from the IFRS Taxonomy 2020.

  • How the pandemic has affected public finance

    March 9, 2021 Published: GASB Bond Buyer Interview with GASB Vice Chair Jeffrey Previdi The pandemic has caused some special circumstances for state and local governments in juggling their finances. Jeffrey Previdi, the vice-chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board who spent more than 20 years of his career at S&P Global Ratings, talks about

  • Speech: IASB Chair on a decade of standard-setting and the state of the economy

    March 10, 2021 Published: IFRS Hans Hoogervorst, IASB Chair, delivered a speech at a meeting of the International Accounting Forum for Accounting Standards Setter (IFASS) on 9 March 2021. He reflected on his 10-year tenure, as it comes to an end in June 2021; how IFRS Standards have evolved during that time; and on the

  • Podcast: In Conversation on the FRC’s new approach to audit supervision

    March 2, 2021 Published: FRC In this episode, Kate O’Neill, the FRC’s Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Affairs, sits down with members of the FRC’s new Supervision division to discuss why challenge of management and a challenge culture is critical to high quality audit.   Kate is joined by Jo Morgan (Audit Firm Supervision), Helen

  • Without human capital, there is no capital

    February 19, 2021  Published: Accountancy Europe As the Covid-19 pandemic and remote working continue into 2021, we cover mental health at work in this episode. We spoke to Vic Petri, CEO and Founder of Performance Innovations and former Partner at PwC, to learn about how to maintain motivation and drive. He was a global lead on

  • Profession in Focus: Exclusive Conversation with Former SEC Chair Jay Clayton

    February 11, 2021 Published: The CAQ CAQ Executive Director Julie Bell Lindsay sat down (virtually) with former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton for an exclusive conversation about the SEC under Clayton’s tenure. They discuss the modernization of auditor independence rules, financial reporting during COVID-19, fraud, audit quality, and Clayton’s advice for the next SEC Chairman.

  • Profession in Focus: PCAOB Hot Topics

    January 28, 2021 Published: The CAQ On this edition of Profession in Focus, watch Catherine Ide, the CAQ’s Vice President of Professional Practice, as she talks to PCAOB Board Member Rebekah Goshorn Jurata about topics that are top of mind regarding the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board as we kick off 2021.

  • Time to build back better corporate governance

    January 22, 2021 Published: Accountancy Europe In our first episode of 2021, Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the OECD, discusses the global debate around corporate governance. She breaks down the incremental changes that businesses have made to become more responsible and sustainable, but she sees now, that a more fundamental shift

  • Best of CES 2021

    Best of CES 2021 January 14, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl1PkXyOTF4&ab_channel=Engadget Vista previa del vídeo Best of CES 2021 de YouTube

  • OECD gives potentially optimistic outlook for 2021 | DW News

    December 17, 2020 Published: OECD The global output will return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021 after witnessing a sharp 4.2% decline this year, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in its economic outlook released on Tuesday. The 37-member OECD projects global GDP to rise by around 4.2% in 2021

  • Enhancing Skepticism to Fight Fraud

    December 22, 2020 Published: The CAQ Failure to exercise skepticism can result in significant consequences, including fraud. An appropriate level of skepticism can help members of the financial reporting supply chain and other relevant stakeholders enhance their effectiveness in mitigating the risk of fraud and misconduct. They can use skepticism to identify red flags and

  • Ethics, digitalisation and accounting

    December 16, 2020 Published: Accountancy Europe In our final episode of 2020, we speak with Brian Friedrich, board member of the International Ethics Standards Board (IESBA). Brian focuses on the digitalisation of the accountancy profession and the role of ethics in the digital transition. During this episode, Brian delves deeper into how IESBA interacts with

  • Profession in Focus: Hot Topics for Auditors Heading into Year End

    December 11, 2020 Published: The CAQ On this edition of Profession in Focus, watch Catherine Ide, the CAQ’s Vice President of Professional Practice as she talks to PwC’s Jorge Milo, National Office Managing Partner and National Quality Office Leader, about topics that are top of mind for public company auditors heading into the calendar year

  • Introducing the Quality Management Standards

    November 18, 2020 Published: IAASB These videos—available in English, French and Spanish—explain the key aspects of the new and revised quality management standards to help stakeholders begin their implementation efforts. The IAASB recently approved the suite of new and revised quality management standards, which will be released following approval from the Public Interest Oversight Board

  • Podcast: In conversation with Hannah Armitage and Janet Lucke on climate reporting

    November 19, 2020 Published: FRC Unsure what to do about climate-related reporting? In this podcast Janet Lucke, Case Officer in the FRC’s Corporate Reporting Review team takes you through CRR’s findings from its review of climate-related considerations in Companies Act reporting and against International Financial Reporting Standards requirements. Janet and Hannah discuss the findings of

  • Profession in Focus: Auditor Risk Assessment, Scoping and COVID-19

    November 17, 2020 Published: The CAQ Auditor Risk Assessment and Scoping in the COVID-19 environment is front and center in this edition of Profession in Focus. Hear firsthand auditor insights on COVID-19’s impact on materiality, risk assessment, multi-location scoping and internal audit departments as the CAQ’s Yuri Zwick, Professional Practice Fellow, sits down with Christine

  • Digital Readiness: PAOs Can Build Upon Our Trusted Position

    November 12, 2020 Published: IFAC Harnessing digital readiness may be one of the greatest opportunities the accountancy profession has to do the ‘same things differently’ and to ‘do new things’. These elements were covered by IFAC’s Future Ready work that fundamentally depicts the profession as being at a hinge point – will we just do the same things, will

  • Sustainable finance – an inside look With Wim Bartels and Rami Feghali

    November 13, 2020 Published: Accountancy Europe Our latest episode is an exclusive discussion with the Chair of Accountancy Europe’s Sustainable Finance Group, Wim Bartels and the Vice-Chair of the same group, Rami Feghali. In this episode, we learn about how the accountancy profession is preparing for the EU’s shift to sustainable finance. Specifically, they address

  • Anti-Fraud in Action: The Fraud Risk Landscape of COVID-19

    November 9, 2020 Published: The CAQ The CAQ’s Julie Bell Lindsay, Executive Director, interviews Grant Thornton’s CEO, Brad Preber, to explore the impact of COVID-19 on fraud. Watch this webisode to learn about emerging fraud and cyber risks, the CAREs Act, different types of fraud schemes, and how members of the financial reporting supply chain

  • SMEs: What’s next?

    October 16, 2020 Published: Accountancy Europe In this episode we speak with the digital expert of the Accountancy Europe SME team, Martin de Bie. Martin talks to us about the digital transition of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and how going digital is the best chance for SMEs to stay competitive in a modern economy.

  • How 2020 has changed corporate board work

    October 12, 2020 Published: Journal of Accountancy Corporate board work may have changed forever as a result of COVID-19. The lessons corporate directors take away from the pandemic will be critical to company survival and success beyond 2020. Paula Loop, CPA, the leader of PwC’s Governance Insights Center, explains in this podcast episode how boards

  • Interpretations Committee podcast

    October 5, 2020 Published: IFRS IFRS Interpretations Committee Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board Sue Lloyd joins Technical Staff member Patrina Buchanan to talk about Board and Committee activities to support consistent application during the third quarter of 2020. They cover Board and Committee projects on sale and leaseback transactions, and discuss the IBOR amendments