England vote lets in Scots auditors

June 18, 1999

Scotland's professional body for accountants is tipped to sweep up more training work south of the border following a decision by its English counterpart against bringing in specialist examinations, writes Bibi Berki.

Top accountancy firm KPMG has voiced its disppointment over a vote at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales last week. The vote to introduce specialisation in entrance examinations was lost by over 100 votes.

David Miller, partner responsible for training at KPMG, said his firm had been looking for "more flexibility and the recognition of the fact that not everybody who undertakes professional training these days does the same job".

He said his firm would be looking at working with other associations, particularly the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland. ICAS, highly regarded on both sides of the border, already trains some graduates in London.

ICAEW director of education and training, Phil Armitage, said although the vote on specialisation was lost, the body was going ahead with a revamped qualification next year.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns