Tag Archives: Practitioners

Accountancy firms – do they want their graduates to perform bank reconciliations or to think?

Universities have long been criticised by professional practitioners as producing graduates who are not ‘job ready’.  A humourous litmus test is whether a new graduate employee can undertake a bank reconciliation. But the modern accounting graduate needs to be much smarter and well versed in far more than reconciliation as far as bank accounts are […]


Is the Accountancy profession past its use by date?

Who can say what will happen in 2061, 50 years hence? Scientists seem 100% certain Halley’s Comet whispered ‘I’ll be back’ when it last passed by the earth in 1986, before most people were born. But will the Accountancy profession be here to welcome it? Ask members of the profession, management of professional associations, academics, […]


Can accountants help towards sustainable aviation?

Aimed at members of the  profession, the article ‘Accounting for Sustainable Aviation’ published in Charter September 2011 draws attention to the importance of sustainable fuels for the future of the global airline industry, and the role that strategic leaders in the profession might play in developing  accounting  for biofuels. The authors, Professor Roger Burritt, Professor […]