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Delegation from the Shanghai Municipal Audit Bureau

On 27 July 2018, the Accountants Association in Poland hosted a delegation from the Shanghai Municipal Audit Bureau. During the meeting, Franciszek Wala, President of the Main Board, presented the history, objectives and activities of the AAP, especially as regards to education and ethics, and characterized the membership of the Association.

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International Conference in Wieliczka "Future of the Profession of Accountants"

On 4-5 June 2018, the Accountants Association in Poland (AAP) organized an international conference titled “Future of the Profession of Accountants”. The guests from Georgia, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Republika Srpska, Romania, Ukraine and the Polish representatives discussed the condition of the accountancy profession and its support by the professional organizations in their respective countries.

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Visit of American students

On 16 May 2018, the Accountants Association in Poland (AAP) hosted in its headquarters a group of twenty students from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of Business.

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The 2nd Congress of Polish Accountancy – Vision of the Future

The 2nd Congress of Polish Accountancy titled “Accountancy – Vision of the Future” was held in 5-6 June 2017 in Warsaw. These two days of lectures, debates and meetings gathered 500 participants from the whole Poland and many guests from other countries (Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Ukraine). The Congress was opened by Franciszek Wala, the President of the Main Board of the Accountants Association in Poland.

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Delegation of the Shanghai Municipal Audit Bureau

On the 26th of May 2017, in the premises of the AAP Main Board in Warsaw, the representatives of AAP hosted a six-person delegation from the Shanghai Municipal Audit Bureau. During the meeting, Franciszek Wala, President of the AAP Main Board, presented the history of the Association, highlighting its mile stones, presented the most important activities of AAP and its main responsibilities and bodies. Together with dr hab. SGH prof. Ewa Hellich, Secretary of the AAP Research Council, they discussed the organization and functioning of external and internal audit in Poland. They explained the issues of independence of statutory auditor, supervision of local governments and supervision of the Regulator over statutory auditors. The also presented the control and oversight of public finance entities which were especially of interest of our guests. The representatives of the delegation from Shanghai invited AAP to visit their country.

Study visit from Egypt

The meeting with a 14-person delegation from the Audit Authorities and Ministry of Finance of Egypt took place on the 30th of November 2016 in the premises of the Main Board of the Accountants Association in Poland.

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Agreement between AAP and ACCA signed

On 25 October, in the headquarters of the Accountants Association in Poland, AAP concluded the agreement with ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

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AAP Representatives at the conference in Tbilisi, Georgia

On 20-21 May 2016 the Georgian Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors (GFPAA) held an international conference to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The Accountants Association in Poland was also invited to this event. Our organization was represented by Mr Władysław Iwanyniuk, President of AAP Branch in Legnica, Member of the International Relations Commission, and Mr Radosław Ignatowski, Professor of the University of Łódź, Vice-head of the International Relations Commission.

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AAP representatives in the Polish Accounting Standards Committee

On 13 May 2016 the Minister of Finance appointed new members for the next term of office (2016-2018) of the Accounting Standards Committee. The Accountants Association in Poland will be represented in the Committee by:
dr Teresa Cebrowska, Vice-president of AAP Board,
dr Zdzisław Fedak, Vice- chair of the Scientific Council of AAP
dr hab. Radosław Ignatowski, professor of the Łódź Economic University, Vice-head of AAP International Relations Commission who served in the ASC also in the previous terms of office.

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The visit of the Ukrainian academics in the Regional Branch of AAP in Warsaw

On May 11, 2016 r in the headquarters of the Accountants Association in Poland’s Regional Branch in Warsaw took place the meeting with the Ukrainian academics: Natalia Tsaruk, PhD - Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Nizhyn, Uliana Marchuk, PhD - lecturer at the Faculty of Economics of the National University of Agriculture in Vinnitsa and Serhiy Zabolotny, PhD - from the Faculty of Economics of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW).

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Study visit on VAT schemes in Poland

DG TAXUD is currently undertaking a study on “Special scheme for small enterprises (micro-enterprises) under the VAT Directive 2006/112/EC. - Options for review”. In the frame of this study the meeting devoted to the issues of the special VAT schemes in Poland was held on 25 April 2016 at the headquarters of the Association of Accountants in Poland (AAP). The meeting had a form of an interview conducted for the European Commission by Mrs Anna Siede - representative of Deloitte Hamburg. The Association of Accountants in Poland was represented by Mrs Wieslawa Nahorniak - Vice-President of the Audit Committee of the AAP Regional Branch in Warsaw - and Mrs Danuta Olszewska and Mrs Dorota Wyczółkowska from the International Relations Department of AAP.

IES Translation into Polish

In January 2016 the Accountants Association in Poland translated and published the newest edition of the International Education Standards (1-8) under the agreement with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Four-tier certification system of accountants has been developed by AAP based on the IES.

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V IFRS Conference

V IFRS Conference was held in Warsaw on 4 December 2015 under the slogan: Towards greater transparency in financial reporting. It was organized by the Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRRR) of the World Bank in cooperation with the Accountants Association in Poland. Among the speakers were the representatives of the Ministry of Finance of Poland, IASB, EFRAG and the World Bank. The members of the Polish listed companies applying IFRS (Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A. Orange S.A. ) and the prominent academics also took the floor. Almost 200 participants attended the conference.

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Educational workshops regarding IFRS

On November 6, 2015 at the Educational Center Kopernik was held the fifth edition of the educational workshops dedicated to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The workshop has been organized by the World Bank together with the IFRS Foundation and the Accountants Association in Poland. The idea of the workshop was to prepare the academic lecturers and AAP teachers for effective, based on the Framework IFRS teaching addressed to students, candidates preparing for the accounting profession and practicing accountants attending the courses to increase the skills. The workshop was attended by 65 academics representing academia from all over Poland. gallery

Agreement with the Association of Accountants and Auditors of Republic of Srpska

The Accountants Association in Poland (AAP) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the Association of Accountants and Auditors of Republic of Srpska. The purpose of the memorandum is to strengthen good relations and cooperation between AAP and AAARS.

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Accountancy Profession Strategic Forum 2014

On 7 and 8 of April 2014 professional accountancy organizations from the whole Europe met in Warsaw to attend Accountancy Profession Strategic Forum (APSF). The Forum was organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) with cooperation of two Polish host organizations: the Accountants Association in Poland and the National Chambers of Statutory Auditors. The participants discussed how PAOs can evolve to adapt to the changing reality, how they can meet the needs of national economies and how they should plan their future development and cooperation with each other. The roundtable debate allowed for active participation and exchange of views. In addition, the World Bank, IFAC, FEE, the European Commission and the representatives of business and regulators in Poland contributed to the discussion. APSF 2014 gathered 65 participants.
APSF 2014 was the third Accountancy Profession Strategic Forum after the events in Sinaia, Romania, and Sofia, Bulgaria. The next Forum, APSF 2015, will take place in Greece. Photo gallery

New Authorities of the Accountants Association in Poland

On 24 February 2014 new elections to the Main Board took place due to the death of Zbigniew Messner, the President of the Main Board. Franciszek Wala, former vice-president, was elected the new president. Jerzy Koniecki, the president of the Branch Office in Warsaw, became the new vice-president. Teresa Cebrowska is the second vice-president, Stefan Czerwiński is a secretary and Edward Kosakowski is a treasurer. Waldemar Molenda from the Branch Office in Warsaw became the member of the Main Board as he was the next person with the highest number of votes gained in the elections on the XX National Assembly of Delegates.

European Commission’s Entrepreneurship Action Plan released

Responding to the existing and imminent problems in European markets, EC has developed its Action Plan to add momentum to innovating entrepreneurhip culture in EU.

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€133bn in Gold Says Take Federal Auditing Seriously

A letter of IFAC CEO Ian Ball discussing accounting and auditing faults. The comment highlights Germany’s fiscal position.

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World Bank publishes REPARIS report

A new report by the World Bank is available online, summarising the results of its REPARIS (Road to Europe: Program of Accounting Reform and Institutional Strengthening) program from 1st January until 30th June 2012.

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CCAB Ethical Dilemmas

Ethical dilemmas affect accountants employed in every sector of the profession and constitute an inseparable part of day-to-day professional activity. Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) has developed a broad publication to help professional accountants deal with difficult situations. To find out more, go to CCAB website where you may also check the Polish translation of chosen papers.

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EU funds to support SMEs

As SMEs across Europe struggle with numerous challenges, the EC is committed to help them access finance through different tools. Find out on the sources of finance and evaluation of the existing programs.

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If you are interested, explore also the latest initiatives.

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EFRAG outreach event in Poland

On May 15, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), the UK Accounting Standard Board, the Italian Standard Setter – Organismo Italiano di Contabilita (OIC) and the Polish Accounting Standards Committee (KSR) held their joint outreach event on the discussion papers 'Business Combinations under Common Control' and 'Improving Financial Reporting of Income Tax'. The meeting was organised in cooperation with the Accountants Association in Poland and the National Chamber of Statutory Auditors. The event was another initiative undertaken within EFRAG's proactive activities aimed at stimulating broader discussion.

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