Audit & Assurance
16 July 2019
Inflation has long been a topic of discussion between economists and finance professionals for many decades.
18 February 2019
In a global world like the present one, it is not easy to develop a theory regarding what is the current status of the work of the external auditor of financial information in different countries and what should be its future focus.
18 January 2019
At present, accounts auditing work is involved in a paradoxical challenge, as it is caused by something which offers it great solutions: new technologies.
5 November 2018
The reference rate currently most commonly used in financial-economic analyses is the EBITDA (Earnings Before Interests, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization), which is understood as being the resources generated by a company in its operations during a financial year, which measures the pre-tax profitability, without taking into account any costs not paid, such as amortizations, depreciations and provisions.
3 July 2018
IFRS 15 replaces all previous revenue requirements in IFRS (mainly IAS 11 Construction Contracts, IAS 18 Revenue, and related IFRICs IFRIC/SIC) and applies to all revenue arising from contracts with customers, unless the contracts are in the scope of other standards, such as IAS 17/IFRS 16 “Leases”.
30 April 2018
The professional public accountant has the purpose to satisfy society’s needs through the financial information for decision-making.
16 April 2018
In an increasingly competitive market, with fewer audited companies and more competitors, the major challenges are to raise awareness of the quality of our services and to be able to attract and create more talented teams and put more state-of-the-art technology in use.
1 March 2018
In 2004, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission published the Enterprise Risk Management - Integrated Framework, which has been reviewed over time (the last review, COSO III, dated back to 2013).
15 November 2017
Internal control is closely linked to the organization and administration of business entities, whatever their size or condition. In this sense, the organization consists of logically and coherently diagramming the transactional flows of the entity, based on the general layout, objectives and control parameters that will shape the structure of the company and on which the other component parts will depend (materials and humans).
14 June 2017
The new standard IFRS 16 for lease accounting was released on 13 January 2016 by IASB together with the US standard FASB. The history of the development of IFRS 16 goes back to 2006. The new regulations replace the previous standard IAS 17, the related interpretations IFRIC 4, SIC 15 and SIC 27.
15 February 2017
With the new information available in a highly automated world, the audit will place its greatest focus on risk, failing to conduct sampling testing to analyze up to 100% of the data. Everything suggests that companies will have better and faster quality reports, even in real time.
2 May 2016
The main amendments included in the new rules in Directive (2006/43/EC) will come into force on 17 June 2016.
18 April 2016
Some of the questions any citizen would ask on seeing the recent press uproar surrounding the so-called “Panama papers" are: What benefit does having a company in Panama involve? What is a tax haven? Is Panama a tax haven?
A tax haven is a territory with low or zero taxation, and which also implements the preservation of banking secrecy which does not allow the beneficial clients of banks accounts and companies to be identified, facilitating money laundering.
11 April 2016
As a result of the financial crisis in recent years, it became clear that certain financial aspects, as well as the supervision thereof, were not functioning as was expected.
15 December 2015
There are many challenges affecting accountants and accounting practices. Technology, globalization, regulation, and attracting and retaining talent are some of the more significant challenges that small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) are having to address. A Forbes article, "The Biggest Concerns Of Small Accounting Firms," cited the results of a survey of managing partners from 301 of the smallest SMPs.
3 November 2015
Accountants and managers of financial information are professionals within national and international organizations whose statutes and strict codes of ethics point out the public interest of their functions. In Spanish accountants' case, gathered into the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Spain, we are part of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), composed by almost three million professionals worldwide.
8 September 2015
Nowadays the world is dabbling in a globalized economy with continuous change, for that reason the Congress issued Law 1419 in 2009, with the aim of standardizing the criteria for the presentation of financial information and facilitating their analysis and understanding.