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MARKET PERFORMANCE AND PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS DRIVE RISE IN U.S. CEO PAY
28 August 2015

According to research by The Conference Board, the median total compensation of CEOs of U.S. public companies in the Russell 3000 index soared 11.9 percent in 2014 over the previous year and as much as 34.7 percent over 2010. Equity awards (excluding stock options) represent 34.7 percent of the total value of the CEO pay package, and the median grant-date value of stock awards grew about 25 percent in 2014.


FASB new logo TENTATIVE DECISIONS FROM FASB BOARD MEETING ON AUGUST 26, 2015
28 August 2015

The FASB Board met on August 26, 2015, and deliberated issues concerning (1) Conceptual Framework—Measurement, and (2) Disclosure Framework: Disclosure Review—Income Taxes. All of the reported decisions are tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings.


GASB new logo GASB PUBLISHES NEW AUTHORITATIVE IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE
28 August 2015

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has published a document that details comprehensive authoritative implementation guidance cleared by the Board for state and local governments.


CAQ AND AAA AUDITING SECTION SEEK PROPOSALS FOR ACCESS TO AUDIT PERSONNEL PROGRAM
25 August 2015

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) have announced a request for proposals for a joint program designed to assist accounting and auditing academics in their ability to gain access to audit firm personnel to participate in research projects.


MARK W. DIRSMITH RECEIVES 2015 AICPA DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN ACCOUNTING EDUCATION AWARD
24 August 2015

The American Institute of CPAs has announced Dr. Mark W. Dirsmith, CPA, as the winner of the 2015 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. He was honored at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA), in Chicago. The award, presented annually since 1985, recognizes full-time accounting professors who are outstanding educators and have achieved national recognition in the accounting profession.


PROPOSED TAXONOMY UPDATE 2 TO THE IFRS TAXONOMY 2015 PUBLISHED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
24 August 2015

The IFRS Foundation has published for public comment the Proposed Update 2 to the IFRS Taxonomy 2015 - Common Practice.


PCAOB SOLICITS NOMINATIONS FOR INVESTOR ADVISORY GROUP
24 August 2015

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is soliciting nominations for members of its Investor Advisory Group for the 2015-2018 three-year term. The deadline for submissions is October 30, 2015.


PCAOB ENTERS INTO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH GREEK AUDIT REGULATOR
24 August 2015

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has announced that it has entered into a cooperative arrangement with the Hellenic Accounting and Auditing Standards Oversight Board (HAASOB) relating to the oversight of audit firms subject to the regulatory jurisdictions of both regulators. The agreement takes effect immediately.


TENTATIVE DECISIONS FROM FASB BOARD MEETING ON AUGUST 19, 2015
24 August 2015

The FASB Board met on August 19, 2015, and deliberated issues concerning Agenda Prioritization. All of the reported decisions are tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings.


GASB STATEMENT REQUIRES GOVERNMENTS TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION ON TAX ABATEMENTS
17 August 2015

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has issued final guidance that requires state and local governments for the first time to disclose information about tax abatement agreements.


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Solomon Corporate Goveranance cover 4th edition Corporate Governance and Accountability - 4th edition
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AAA new logo 2015 Accounting Behaviour and Organizations (ABO) Research Conference
08 October 2015 - 09 October 2015 ( 2 days )
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IAASB logo ICAS and IAAER Call for Research to Inform the IAASB Standard-setting Process
03 May 2015
Author(s):ICAS, IAAER, IAASB
Type:Academic papers (complete)
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and The International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) are delighted to announce a new global call for research to gather independent evidence to inform the IAASB’s crucial standard setting process.
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IASB logo IFRS Research Centre
03 May 2014
The IFRS Research Centre is an initiative of the IASB that is designed to support the establishment of a dedicated research capability that will draw upon a combination of internal and external intellectual resources, including the engagement of the academic community.
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