AccountingWEB wins AIA media award

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Share this content was honoured to win the Best Accountancy Media Outlet award presented at the Association of International Accountants (AIA) Founders' Lecture Awards 2012.

The prize was presented in London on Thursday night, based on a vote of AIA members on nominated outlets including Accountancy Age, and Financial Director.

The awards were handed out after a lively debate at St Martin's in the Field where John O'Connell and Joseph Spence set out what they would do if they were ‘Chancellor for the Day’. Robert Graham of Graham Associates was named AIA accountant of the year, and tax justice campaigner Richard Murphy was given an award for his outstanding contribution to the accountancy profession. A separate report on the event will follow shortly.

Accepting the media outlet award, editor John Stokdyk told the audience, "We're honoured and pleasantly surprised to win this award. We're almost as surprised and honoured to be sharing a platform not only with the Tax Payers' Alliance and Richard Murphy, but Christian Aid, the Labour Party and Taxation magazine. Any body that can bring together such a wide variety of people has to be going in the right direction."

AccountingWEB and the AIA shared a few characteristics, he added. "We're both membership organisations and we rely on the guidance and contributions of our members for our success."

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03rd Oct 2012 12:55

Good luck guys

I'll be there cheering you on if/when you win on Thursday evening.

Is anyone else here going to be there?


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03rd Oct 2012 17:29

Good luck but...

...what exactly is the Association of International Accountants? Looks like one of those organisations for people who couldn't pass their exams. I may be wrong on that score, but you definitely have to ask questions of a body whose members are seriously considering voting RSM Tenon as accountancy firm of the year.

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05th Oct 2012 13:03


ChrisMartin wrote:

...what exactly is the Association of International Accountants? Looks like one of those organisations for people who couldn't pass their exams. I may be wrong on that score.


And you are 'wrong on that score' Chris.


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04th Oct 2012 09:00


"Founded in 1928, the AIA has promoted the concept of ‘international accounting’ to create a global network of accountants in over 85 countries worldwide. We have always believed in opportunity, quality, diversity, accountability and transparency, and these principles are reflected in everything that we do.

The AIA works in the public interest, ensuring that our members are appropriately regulated for the work that they carry out. The AIA is a Prescribed Body under the Companies (Auditing and Accounting) Act 2003 in the Republic of Ireland and we also have supervisory status for our members under the UK Money Laundering Regulations 2007. The AIA professional qualification is currently recognised in over 30 countries worldwide.

In the UK, AIA is a Recognised Qualifying Body (RQB) for statutory auditors, and as such we are regulated by theFinancial Reporting Council (FRC) and work closely with them to ensure that our auditors are of the appropriately high standard. AIA auditors who are registered with a Recognised Supervisory Body (RSB) are able to seek registration as a statutory auditor across the European Union."

Maybe I'm a cynic too Chris but there does seem to be one potentially 'contentious' nominee in most of the awards' categories.


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