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As the New Year starts, anti-money laundering compliance will be anything but the number one priority for most practitioners – especially with everything else that’s going on!

Nonetheless it’s an area that Professional Bodies are always extremely focussed on, so here are five key questions to ask yourself as 2021 begins, especially if you are your

2021-01-13T14:42:31+00:00January 12th, 2021|


The General Data Protection Regulation was introduced with much fanfare in May 2018 but seems to have drifted off the radar as an area of major concern for many firms.

However Insight Training workshops and courses this Autumn have prompted a number of questions and queries from delegates. Here are our top five:

1. What impact has

2020-12-01T11:03:57+00:00December 1st, 2020|


The publication in early September of the CCAB’s draft publication ‘ Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing: Guidance for the Accountancy Sector’ has brought the 5th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive back into focus. Remember the legislation did come into force way back in January.

Based on the many AML courses that we’ve run over the last 10

2020-11-03T15:32:28+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

Money Laundering Mayhem

During the Autumn we’ve been delivering a number of Anti Money Laundering (AML) refresher and update sessions. Here are some of the key themes arising:

  1. Regulators are on the offensive

Supervisory bodies like ICAEW and ACCA are now regulated by an overall supervisory body called the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (‘OPBAS’). A recent

2019-12-04T10:57:38+00:00December 4th, 2019|

A Question of Ethics

It’s been a tough period for the audit profession, with a number of the bigger firms hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. A recurring theme in a number of the cases has been independence and objectivity, and compliance with the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Ethical Standard (ES). Here are seven key themes, all

2018-11-07T14:21:15+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Technical Consultancy

We offer technical consultancy to firms requiring one-off or on-going assistance with specific technical areas of accounting and auditing. We have a team of consultants who specialise in a range of areas. We provide a written response but are happy to discuss responses by telephone. We always

2018-09-24T14:48:10+00:00September 24th, 2018|

Quality Control Reviews

Our file review work is run through our separate ICAEW-registered accounting practice, Insight Compliance Services Limited, established in 2008. Our team of experienced reviewers bring to your attention areas of weakness which may cause concern to your regulatory body.

2018-09-24T14:44:16+00:00September 24th, 2018|

Hot File Reviews

Firms require hot file reviews for various reasons. Whether it’s for ethical safeguards or required by your regulatory body, Insight Training can provide a practical, reliable hot file review service. Reviews can be conducted on site or remotely but we always seek to provide an efficient service tailored to your requirements.

2018-09-24T14:36:16+00:00September 24th, 2018|
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