Friday, March 30, 2007

The Times

My thanks to Martin Waller, of The Times, for helping to spread the word about the back editions of Accountancy that I have for sale.

In the event that I actually manage to sell them, I will be happy to send a percentage of the earnings to him.

However, the best offer I have had so far is £0!

Thursday, March 29, 2007


I have almost every edition of Accountancy magazine printed, going back to late 1984, they are in good condition.

What am I bid?

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Despite a recent report in Accountancy Age, quote:

"The ICAEW is revamping its syllabus for 2007, with a focus on ethics and allowing employees to choose modules relevant for their trainees".

It seems that the ICAEW will not be setting a separate Ethics paper in the revamped syllabus. This is somewhat baffling, as in 2005 the ICAEW had decided that the subject of Ethics was so important that it deserved a separate paper.

Whilst Ethics can be covered to a limited extent in the other papers, the ICAEW has sent entirely the wrong signal to the world by not setting a specific paper on the subject.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Izza Blog

Further to my recent welcome extended to Michael Izza of the ICAEW, to the Blogosphere; it should be noted that if you try to access his blog, via the ICAEW website, you will not get very far unless you are a member of the ICAEW.

It seems that the ICAEW do not want the hoi poloi reading the thoughts of Izaa.

No matter, here is an RSS feed that bypasses the ICAEW firewall Izza blog.

You will note that Izza, in his recent post, asked:

"But it may be that you feel you're not able to get involved. If so what would it take to get you to involved?

Or of more concern, what are the barriers stopping you

I was going to post a response along the following lines:

"If the ICAEW are so keen for members to become involved, why did they refuse to inform the members resident in Croydon that I wished to stand for council?"

As said, I would have liked to have posted that question. Unfortunately, Izza's blog no longer accepts comments from the membership.

The ICAEW have much to learn about the net, and the ways of communicating the 21st century.