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2019 press releases

Press releases issued by ICAEW in 2019.

International ACA students impress in latest results

Students achieved another set of impressive results in their March 2019 ACA Professional Level exams and Level 4 Accounting Technician apprenticeship end-point assessments with three of the Professional Level prize winners coming from Malaysia and Singapore.

ICAEW recognises talented students

Tuesday 16 April 2019, The top performers in our globally recognised ICAEW CFAB and ACA qualifications and the Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship will tonight be celebrated at an awards ceremony at Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London (16 April).

The GDPR's transparency obligations are difficult but not impossible

Thursday 11 April 2019, The EU GDPR is one the most significant changes in privacy in the past two decades, and companies need to fully understand its implications according to ICAEW. In its new guide, Data Protection and Transparency, ICAEW explains the transparency principle of the GDPR and gives essential guidance on how to comply with its requirements.

Companies need to recognize the benefits of whistleblowing

Whistleblowing is central to the plurality of checks and balances which allow businesses to thrive. In its report, How whistleblowing helps companies, ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Faculty elaborates on the importance of effective whistleblowing and provides essential guidance for boards on how to create environments that encourage it.

Unethical big data use could undermine social purpose of financial services

Tuesday 9 April 2019, We urgently need an ethical framework for the use of big data or we risk undermining the social purpose of financial services, according to ICAEW. The accountancy and finance body is calling for businesses, consumers and regulators to work together to protect vulnerable people from being exploited by the growing use of data and artificial intelligence.

Financial reporting system a “bewildering mess”, says ICAEW

Wednesday 03 April 2019, The legislation and regulation governing the preparation of financial statements are a “bewildering mess”, characterised by inconsistency, duplication and omission – and it is essential all stakeholders help combat this, according to ICAEW.

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