On 19 July the Association of International Accountants (AIA), were delighted to participate in the North East of England Chamber of Commerce ‘Inspiring Females’ Conference. Now in its sixth year, the conference aims to inspire and connect women in business across the North East of England and beyond, as part of a wider Inspiring Females programme of events.
The Association of International Accountants (AIA), the global body for professional accountants are delighted to be playing a significant role in the inaugral Brands for Good awards. The recognition programme has been introduced to recognise and honour forward-looking regional Asian brands that have incorporated and actualised purpose-driven values that benefit different groups of stakeholders.
Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defence, is famously quoted as saying: “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.” This often aptly sums up students’ approach to AML compliance.
On the 13 June, AIA took part in the AML Supervisors’ Forum Intelligence roundtable meeting hosted by the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) at the FCA along with other professional bodies, HMRC and the National Crime Agency (NCA) to call for different options to allow law enforcement and the NCA to share intelligence with supervisors.
Following the confirmation by HMRC at yesterday’s (11 June 2018) Agent Strategy Group Forum that the timetable for Making Tax Digital for business (MTDfb) remains as planned with VAT coming online from April 2019, AIA pressed for the availability of bridging software to be announced as a matter of urgency.
As part of the newly-launched ‘Change’ transformation programme, Companies House are striving to achieve the vision of ‘brilliant people, brilliant systems and brilliant services’. But to do this, they need your input.