In a discussion on the skills gap on Accountancy Age’s
Club, 77% of those polled said the institutes are not training students up
to required standards.
Confusingly for the institutes, 75% said the calibre of newly qualified
accountants is as high as ever.
Of those who voted, 82% also said that they are struggling to recruit enough
high quality accountants.
Ray Perry, director of brand at CIMA, said newly qualifieds were ‘improving,
particularly from the perspective of fitness for purpose.’
Mary Campbell, an ICAS council member, said: ‘The concern I have as an
employer is around the lack of commerciality of the youngsters coming through.’
Engineering and technology executives have voiced concerns over the government’s industrial strategy and the need to fill the R&D funding and long-term investment gap in a post-Brexit Britain
This year’s Finance Act is 649 pages, the second longest recorded, and highlights the increasing complexity for taxpayers of an ever expanding tax code
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the CIPFA have launched an introductory guide for leaders on integrated thinking and reporting
Accountancy Age is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the 2016 British Accountancy Awards