Articles by Taking Stock

Christmas presents

Taking Stock: Some festive reading from the FRC

With seven notable releases in seven days, TS wonders what the FRC has been doing all year

18 Dec 2013

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Taking Stock: Upstaged by Michael Bublé

TS was taken aback to lose the interest of its esteemed dinner guests for the charms of Michael Bublé

13 Dec 2013

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Taking Stock: It’s the season for (practice) biographies

TS is spoiled for choice for biographies this Christmas...But we recommend that of Price Bailey

12 Dec 2013

Colin: Little fanfare for Autumn Statement 2013

Colin found little to shout about in this year's Autumn Statement

10 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: Cassons channels 80s power pop

Firm takes a Queen-esque attitude to making music videos, TS has noticed

03 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: Fondness for food could cost you tax breaks

When becoming non-domiciled, ensure you loose all emotional ties with the UK to avoid subsequent tax enquiries

27 Nov 2013

Colin: What most guests missed at the British Accountancy Awards

Colin made quite a discovery after the British Accountancy Awards finished

25 Nov 2013

Taking Stock: Leap of faith at the British Accountancy Awards 2013

Senior practitioners go the extra mile to win British Accountancy Awards

21 Nov 2013

Colin: Merged Aussie and Kiwi institutes agree ground rules

Colin imagines how the first meeting of the newly-merged Australian and Kiwi institute might pan out

12 Nov 2013

Taking Stock: German tax authorities find Nazis’ looted art stash

German tax authorities find a haul of 1,500 paintings looted by the Nazis during a tax investigation

06 Nov 2013

Colin: Don't judge a report by its cover

Annual reports serving too many masters could see an unexpected turn

01 Nov 2013

Colin: Vive la (tax) revolution!

Colin was rather tickled by the idea of French football's strike over a so-called 'supertax'

28 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: French footballers' strike over ‘supertax’ hilarious

Sometimes, the headline is all you need

25 Oct 2013

Colin: Don't play fast and loose with accounts

Colin wonders whether the FIA's accounts would pass their MOT

23 Oct 2013

Colin: Bare-faced ambition

Colin was rather tickled to read FDs are more open about their career ambitions

22 Oct 2013

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Financial Planning and Performance AnalystCabinet Office-Greater London-Competitive

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.