Alan Sharpe: Looking after reserves
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Alan Sharpe: Looking after reserves

2 Sep 2014 | Finance | David Ainsworth

Alan Sharpe of the RSPB tells David Ainsworth that understanding people is the key to success as an FD.

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The 'No' vote

Responding to the proposed January 2012 implementation date for new accounting standards, a number of industry professionals disagreed that a separate PBE standard is necessary.

International Public Benefit Entities Standards

Responding to the proposed January 2012 implementation date for new accounting standards, a few industry professionals supported the development, longer-term, of a global standard for PBEs.

Other issues the new standard should address

Responding to the proposed January 2012 implementation date for new accounting standards, some further suggestions of what issues should be addressed were offered by industry professionals

New standard 'should not lack ambition'

Responding to the proposed January 2012 implementation date for new accounting standards,Cancer Research UK insisted that any new separate PBE standard must not "lack ambition".

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

SORPs

The British Universities Finance Directors’ Group respond to the proposed January 2012 implementation date for new accounting standards.

One-stop-shop approach

Responding to the proposed January 2012 implementation date for new accounting standards, many in the industry called for the ‘one-stop-shop approach’ so that those preparing accounts only have to consult one bit of guidance, not several.

Standalone or supplementary standard?

Responding to the proposed January 2012 implementation date for new accounting standards the Association of Accounting Technicians suggested that the Public Benefit Entity Standard should be supplementary to the full international reporting standards, to be used in instances where the international standards are either deficient or not appropriate for public benefit entities.

'The most fundamental change to financial reporting for years'

Tania Mason summarises the responses to the Accounting Standards Board’s consultation on the future of UK GAAP.

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