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SMSF Auditor Registration Update

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The IPA updates you on the landscape facing auditors of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

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JAB - IPSASB Consultation Paper Conceptual Framework for General Purpose Financial Reporting by Public Sector Entities: Elements and Recognition in Financial Statements

Thursday, 16 June 2011

The JAB preferred approach is for an international reporting framework comprised of a single set of concepts designed for application to all sectors. However, we acknowledge that this is not the way that standard setting internationally is structured today.

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JAB - AASB Exposure Draft ED 211 Proposed Amendments to AASB 1049

Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Joint Accounting Bodies support amendments to AASB 1049.

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MEDIA RELEASE IPA joins Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants has been officially admitted to the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA).

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Withdrawal of the Notice of Annual Divisional Council Meetings

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors have withdrawn the Notice of Annual Divisional Council Meetings as previously published pending the resolution of a corporate governance review that may impact Divisional Councils.

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JAB - IAASB Discussion Paper on The Evolving Nature of Financial Reporting: Disclosure and its Audit Implications

Thursday, 9 June 2011

The JAB welcome the IAASB's paper and exploration of issues emerging as financial reporting evolves and would caution that new standards, or additional requirements added to existing standards, may not necessarily be the best or most effective response.

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JAB - ASIC Consultation Paper 155 Prospectus Disclosure: Improving Disclosure for Retail Investors

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The JAB are supportive of ASIC developing guidance on 'prospectus disclosures'. However, we have some concerns over the prescriptive level of detail included in some areas of the guidance.

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JAB - IAASB ISAE 3410 Assurance Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements

Monday, 6 June 2011

The JAB recognise the central role of assurance services in the increasing worldwide efforts to record and reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions. We strongly support development of an international strandard for assurance engagements on greenhouse gas statements.

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MEDIA RELEASE Public interest ahead of self interest

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Andrew Conway, CEO Institute of Public Accountants, comments on the Government’s Future of FinancialAdvice (FoFA) .

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JAB - IPSASB Conceptual Framework ED 1 Conceptual Framework for General Purpose Financial Reporting by Public Sector Entities

Monday, 30 May 2011

Role, Authority and Scope; Objectives and Users; Qualitative Characteristics; and Reporting Entity. The JAB consider the conceptual frameworks of the IPSASB and the IASB/FASB will represent international best practice for entities of the public sector and the private for-profit sector respectively. However the journey to completion is not proceeding contemporaneously.

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MEDIA RELEASE Accounting experts to gather in Sydney

Friday, 27 May 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants’ ‘Public Practice Symposium’ will bring together leaders in the accounting profession in Sydney from 2-3 June 2011. The event will include presentations from a range of experts in the accounting, finance, audit, tax, superannuation and practice development areas.

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MEDIA RELEASE IPA CEO wins young professional of the year

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Andrew Conway, CEO Institute of Public Accountants - the youngest ever CEO of an Australian public company when appointed in 2009 at age 28 - has won the prestigious Professions Australia '2011 Young Professional of the Year' award.

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