ACCA June exam chaos and how to make things better

The June exams in the UK were hit with huge delays as technical issues swept through exam centres. In all, nine out of 75 venues were affected. PQ magazine was inundated with...

Sage move by Manchester Met

Manchester Metropolitan University plans to boost its accounting and finance degree with IT and professional skills from this September, with a new tie-up with Sage. and Sage Manchester Met...

Accountancy graduate wins silver

Doncaster’s Taekwondo world champion Bradly Sinden fought his way to a silver at the Tokyo Olympic games. The 22-year was leading with just 8 seconds left, before losing 34-29 against Ulugbek Rashitov.

IASB proposes reduced disclosure requirements for subsidiaries

The International Accounting Standards Board has proposed a new IFRS Standard that would permit eligible subsidiaries to apply IFRS standards with a reduced set of disclosure requirements. The proposals...

Islamic finance first

Birmingham City University has launched the UK’s first accounting and Islamic Finance undergraduate degree. The BSc (Hons) will see students study Islamic economics, while developing an understanding of corporate...

Powering up the Prudential Code

A strengthened Prudential Code will be published by the end of 2021, CIPFA has announced. The Prudential Code is a professional code of practice that aims to ensure local...

EY now the biggest recruiter of PQs

Just under 20,000 PQs were signed up by the UK’s top 75 accountancy firms, says the new annual survey from Accountancy Daily. Accountancy Daily has estimated that the number...

PQ JOB OF THE WEEK: Assistant Accountant

Experienced PQ assistant accountant required for a large global business in Sheffield City Centre. The team is currently undergoing a number of changes and this role will assisting in maintaining processes/activities as...

A PwC guarantee

PwC UK has told candidates with offers to join its school and college leaver programme that their places are guaranteed even if they don’t achieve the grades previously required.

New degree launch by Queen Mary University

Queen Mary University has joined forces with PwC and the ICAEW to launch a new degree in accountancy, and joined PwC’s Flying Start degree Programme. Students who join the...

AAT remote exams given green light

AAT remote invigilated (RI) exams have now gone ‘live,’ following a hugely successful pilot scheme. However, AAT said the RI exams will be rolled out on a phased basis,...

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