A record number of people have graduated from the AIA Diploma programmes this year with the qualification fast becoming the first choice for aspiring accountants and business experts in Greece.
AIA has a long history of providing high quality and in-demand qualifications which are relevant to a fast paced, ever changing finance profession. Designed to meet the needs of a dynamic European financial sector, the AIA diploma equips graduates with the skills and practical knowledge to distinguish them from peers and professional rivals and are highly sought after by employers.
The Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) led by Sir John Kingman published its report to government 18 December 2018. The review recommends that the FRC be replaced with an independent statutory regulator, accountable to Parliament, with a new mandate, new clarity of mission, new leadership and new powers. The new regulator would be called the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA) and will have a different culture and statutory objective to serve the interests of users of accounts. It is anticipated that ARGA will also act to promote competition in the audit market.
It’s the season for giving.
Here at the Association of International Accountants (AIA) we have been supporting Newcastle West End foodbank, a locally based charity during this festive period.
The future of finance is digital. Making Tax Digital (MTD) is one of HMRC’s key strategic priorities, with the aim of transforming and modernising how tax is reported and managed.
From April 2019, all businesses in the UK with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will be required to keep digital records of their VAT in addition to filing electronic quarterly returns.
On 15 November 2018 AIA signed a cooperation agreement with Jinan University Education College, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China to promote international accounting within Guangdong province.
For a second year running the Keyworth Centre, part of the London South Bank University (LSBU) Southwark Campus, played host to a sell-out delegation for the PQ Magazine and LSBU annual national accountancy conference.