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Bloomberg: Wirecard exposes Big Four accounting lapses endure post-Enron

Dr Michael Willis, Director of the Master of Accounting programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the issue of the Big Four auditing firms. “A few months ago the threat of seismic government action seemed more credible but Covid-19…

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Accounting Web: Small practices continue to feel the recruitment crunch at Accountex

Dr Mike Willis, Senior Faculty in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge, gave a talk at the Accountex conference on accounting education and recruitment. “Firms do need a certain kind of person and I don’t think the universities are turning them…

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Accounting Insight News: Accountants: you don’t have the right skills

Dr Michael Willis, Director of the Master of Accounting programme at Cambridge Judge, writes about challenges that accountants face and what the future looks like for the industry. “The path to a career in professional accounting typically requires passing a…

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Business Weekly: Accountants alerted to financial impact of eco issues

Accounting for rising sea levels and other uncertain effects of climate change present significant new challenges to companies and accountants, says Dr Michael Willis, Director of the Master of Accounting (MAcc) programme at Cambridge Judge Business School. “We can see…

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Accounting for climate change

Accounting for rising sea levels and other uncertain effects of climate change present significant new challenges to companies and accountants, says Dr Michael Willis, Director of the Master of Accounting (MAcc) programme at Cambridge Judge Business School. For some time,…

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Accounting for climate change

Accountants may seem unlikely warriors in the frontline of the climate change challenge, but the outlook is set fair for their role to become increasingly crucial. Climate change and other environmental unknowns could be said to be some of the…

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Why accountants are a big deal when landing the big deals

As global mergers and acquisitions get set to accelerate over the coming years, accountants will find themselves busy. So what makes a great M&A accountant? In December the FT cast its eye over the global mergers and acquisitions landscape for…

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Five ways Cambridge Judge Business School is helping accountants prepare for an uncertain future

The accounting landscape is changing at an extraordinary rate. Phenomena such as triple-entry accounting, increased automation, and big data, as well as an expectation that accountants must report on a wider gamut of activities than ever before, are placing unprecedented…

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Business Weekly: Cambridge to coach financial change agents

Cambridge Judge Business School has launched a new part-time Master of Accounting degree (Cambridge MAcc) to develop global thought leaders in financial information. The two-year programme will be run in association with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and…

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