Tax remains a headline grabbing issue across the globe and in the forthcoming issue of International Accountant we look at a number of components of tax including havens, avoidance and question whether tax has now become a moral issue.
This is a topic that is also covered by the AIA's annual Founders' Lecture & Awards and we are delighted that George Bull, Senior Tax Partner at Baker Tilly and Toby Quantrill, ActionAid's Policy Advisor for Tax Justice are confirmed as the headline speakers. For further information or to book a place please visit, http://www.aiaworldwide.com/founders-lecture-awards.html.
Elsewhere in the next issue, we look at the expanding role of the CFO and the growing demand for CFOs to serve as non-executive directors; the expectations on accountants as auto-enrolment for pensions is delivered and the in the article on 'The meaning of Legal' we focus on the exact extent of legal advice privilege for investors and clients.
I was also contacted by the volunteering organisation, Accounting for International Development (AfID), who wanted to write about using your accountancy qualification to give something back. The AIA qualification, with its focus on international standards, is ideally suited to the development sector, and there is huge demand for accountants both as volunteers and employees. This approach is also in line with the AIA's mentoring for the next generation of accountants and also the AIA SME mentoring scheme, which allows AIA member s to use their qualification, knowledge and experience in a positive and rewarding way.