PracticeAuditOsborne heads 2008 Top 50 Power List

Osborne heads 2008 Top 50 Power List

Shadow chancellor more influential for accountants than Alistair Darling

George
Osborne
is this week named the most influential figure for the accounting
profession in the 2008 Accountancy Age Top 50 Power List.

Osborne earns the accolade after chancellor Alistair Darling chose to borrow
policy directly from the shadow chancellor’s agenda on non doms and inheritance
tax.

The top ten this year has an international flavour with two US and one
European regulator making the final cut.

Arthur
Levitt
, former head of the SEC and now leader of the US review of audit
ownership, plus
Christopher
Cox
, the current SEC chief, make positions seven and 10, respectively, while
Pervenche
Beres
, chairwoman of the EU economic and monetary affairs committee takes
the number eight spot.

All have been cited because of the implications their decision making this
year could have over the working lives of UK accountants.

Michael Cleary, chief executive of Grant Thornton, makes the list at 16,
overtaking his opposite number at BDO Stoy Hayward Jeremy Newman , because he
has pushed hard to grow the firm in competition with the Big Four by taking over
of Robson Rhodes.

See the full list go to
Top
50 Power List

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