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Global accountancy bodies come together for net zero

ICAEW has joined with other global accountancy bodies to sign a commitment to net zero emissions. Accountancy bodies from around the world – including AAT, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS, and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants – have joined forces to fight climate change by committing to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Accountancy firm Thompson Wright acquires counterpart

A growing chartered accountancy firm has expanded with the acquisition of a counterpart. Thompson Wright – which has offices in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Leek, Staffordshire – has taken over Hanleys Chartered Accountants. As part of the deal, Thompson Wright will take on Hanleys’ team and retain its office in Hale.

CSUF accounting school launched during an age of transformation

What’s in a name? Quite a bit when you’re fighting for recognition, funding and legitimacy in the world of academia. As a result, the elevation of Cal State Fullerton’s Department of Accounting to a School of Accountancy is a big deal. With the move, CSUF’s newest school becomes only the fourth in the state and second at a public university in California. Fullerton joins Santa Clara University and San Diego State with accountancy schools. Only 188 of 900 accredited university business schools have dual recognition in accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Armstrong Watson appoints Leeds partner

Accountancy, business and financial advisory firm Armstrong Watson has appointed a new partner to its team in Leeds. James Fraser will head up the tax team in the city and continue to grow and develop the services for family and owner-managed businesses. Fraser, who has moved to Armstrong Watson from Mazars in Leeds, is the fourth partner to join the Leeds team in the last 12 months, following the appointments of Martin Knaggs and Chris Smart, formerly of Volans Leach and Schofield, and corporate finance partner Chris Archer.

EY announces the acquisition with Frank Hirth Plc

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