Public trust in companies has never been lower; so how can it be regained?
Corporate Social Responsibility reporting by companies aims to build trust and help investors make informed decisions. But does it really work this way?
The case for Key Audit Matters in audit regulation
Changes to audit reports are valuable to independent investors and this benefit accrues to Non-Big 4 firms.
Embracing the ‘enemy’ within: How whistleblowing can benefit companies
Australia's Royal Commission into banking could not have happened without whistleblowers. But they often pay a very high price for publicly revealing wrong-doing. Are they really the natural enemy of business?
Regulator’s tough love is a slippery slope
Could the corporate regulator's tough stance on auditing firms be counter-productive? New research suggests it is leading to a 'tick the box' culture.
Younger, female accountants among the most stressed
Accountants employed by consulting or law firms, along with young women, are reporting higher levels of workplace stress.
Auditors under surveillance: are they sceptical enough?
We trust auditors to tell us whether a company is being truthful about its profit, losses, or solvency. Yet how sceptical of these claims are the auditors themselves?