Soaring price of oil leads to shortage of accountants

Scotland is beginning to sound a lot like Alberta: The booming oil price is fuelling an accountancy recruitment crisis in Aberdeen as other firms struggle to match the salaries being paid by the cash-rich energy companies. Multinationals such as BP, Shell and Schlumberger are taking advantage of the near-record price of a barrel to pay […]

Scots tout principles in the Big Apple

The Scotsman: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland will tell high-powered US financiers at a conference in New York that individual judgment should play a bigger role than strict adherence to a rule book. Ah, this old classic. Once again the rules-based US system is coming under attack by external sources, this time from […]