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WHAT ARE AREs?

by Steve Truman on 16.05.2015 17:27

Many chartered accountants – possibly even some with audit qualifications – might well look at clients with blank expressions of surprise if they were asked to perform an Assurance Review Engagement (ARE).   This unfortunate si...

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ICAEW's Audit and Assurance Faculty has published The Journey milestone 2: assurance over risk disclosures to contribute to the discussion over whether assurance is helpful in the subjective and crystal-ball gazing world of organisational risk manag...

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, proThis is a very important question and one which the profession needs to consider very carefully. I have quite often heard people say that having the right people is the most important factor in achieving good audit quality. But do we all agree ...
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Heading off cyber security threats to business is one of the UK’s top priorities.

My ICAEW colleagues and I have been working closely with government departments and agencies to ensure that the reputation of Britain as a great place to do ...
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At the 2014 Sole Practitioners conference at the ICAEW we got down to a lively panel debate about what the vast majority of practices actually do best for their clients.

 

And I’d like you to think about what it is that practices fundamentally do ...

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One of the biggest societal changes of the last five years has been a growth in contracting, freelancing and self-employment.

How does the forward looking accountancy practice get their heads around this? What does it represent and how may it imp...
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It’s positive and progressive that the ICAEW has embarked upon a project like Tomorrow’s Practice. It’s incredibly useful that the Audit Faculty has produced a report - Small Business Matters - which seeks to provide meaningful ins...

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At the ICAEW's excellent Annual Practice conference in London last week there were loads of workshops and discussion forums that looked in some detail at new business lines.

Stephen Corner of Barnes Roffe and the ICAEW’s John Gaskell led a de...

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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has released its anticipated consultation on plans to implement the new EU Accounting Directive in the UK. Learn more about audit exemption implications, and how to get involved.

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What will your practice NOT be doing in the future. Once you and pause and think about it, that list of services is remarkably small, what's different is the method and the way in which those services are delivered. What our project Tomorrow&am...