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Accounting News Weekend June 10, 2007

I have reading about the Accounting News updates on the MA blog and following news item caught my attention

  • ACCA changes its logo: In a span of 20 years, ACCA has three logos. The change forms the final part of a whole new brand identity, which has been developed following a year of consultation with members, students and other stakeholders around the world. The total cost £ 85,000. ICAEW, UK had changed its logo in January 2007, its first change after 50 years. Share your comments, is changing the logo good for the profession or sheer waste of time and money ....
  • Prince of Wales made ICAEW honorary member: The Prince of Wales has accepted an invitation to become the first honorary member of the ICAEW.
  • Convergence can promote mutual recognition of courses by countries. Q&A with Sunil Talati, President ICAI. Sunil Talati, president, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), believes that the accounting standards set by the institute are largely in consonance with those set by the International Accounting Standards Board.

    However, a slight deviation is because of different Codes of Ethics issued by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and ICAI.
  • ICAEW battles to protect term 'accountant': A campaign to create legal protection for the term " accountant" has been bolstered by the support of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), reports Accountancy Magazine. Also read the blog Scope of Cost Accountant.
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With Regards,

Santosh Puthran

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