The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has devised a course which enables financial and non-financial professionals the chance to run a virtual business.
Glyn Jones, chief investment officer at P-Solve Asset Solutions, talks through some of the key investment issues facing company pension schemes including protecting defined contribution schemes and concluding that FRS17 calculations are currently made up.
In spite of recession Steve Bartlett, corporate finance advisory partner at BDO Stoy Hayward says there are opportunities in mid-market M&A but warns of challenges.
Martin O'Donovan, ACT's assistant director of policy and technical issues, takes a look at some of the recent changes and developments in the regulatory environment. He looks at Financial Reporting Review Panel priorities for the coming year, ideas on counterparties for CDS and new rules on CFD reporting and changes to HMRC rules.
Richard Hunter, head of UK equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, considers market prospects for 2009.
Harvest Housing discovered that it could measure and benefit from improving its accounts payable system. Simon Stammers of Formscan outlines why his company took the business and why calculating return-on-investment is important.
Here we outline why it is so stunning that due diligence, risk analysis and corporate governance rules would fail to spot Madoff's danger. Is the world only paying lip service? Gerry O'Kane comments.
Here we go again, ‘there shall be a weeping and gnashing of teeth' heard globally as pension funds, charities and banks lament the loss of billions ...
Martin O'Donovan, ACT's assistant director of policy and technical issues, reports on a research paper from accountants' body ACCA which considers the effects of accounting standards on the cost of equity, and whether improvements in accounting and disclosure quality are driven by mandatory standards or market incentives.