Articles by Taking Stock

FDs with ambition

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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Colin: Gender issue solved by glass elevator

Colin sums up the gender issues facing accountancy firms

15 Oct 2013

France's Finance Bill embarrassment

Colin: French not cock-a-hoop with finance bill

Colin's funny bone was tickled at the news of a French tax U-turn

10 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: EY's Varley talks a good game (of football)

World Cup qualifying fever appears to have permeated the world of accountancy, with EY boss Steve Varley going all 'England Manager' on us

10 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: ICAEW proves VERY selective in FD hunt

'If you ain't ICAEW, you ain't getting in,' says ICAEW

04 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: 007 will return...just not in an online accounting video

TS recommends that Twinfield stick to the day job. On this evidence, it can forget about a career in Hollywood

01 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: PwC volunteers a drop in do-gooder stats

Drop in PWC staff voluntary hours due to 'quality over quantity', it suggests

30 Sep 2013

Colin: The Devil's Panorama

Colin shares his views after viewing the BBC's Panorama documentary on tax avoidance

19 Sep 2013

Colin: Fine leaves Deloitte's tail between its legs

The FRC is the big dog now, notes Colin

11 Sep 2013

Colin: Is RSM Tenon the Real deal?

Colin draws parallels between the world of football and accountancy

05 Sep 2013

Colin: HMRC narrows down 'cyber' culprits

Colin ponders who may be responsible for a recent 'cyber attack' on HMRC

02 Sep 2013

Taking Stock: Restructuring firm's 'charity day of humiliation'

Korean rap songs and much-loved children's characters all part of SFP Group's fundraising activities

28 Aug 2013

Taking Stock: Oh, the shame of it, accountants

Accountants need to stop mumbling into their chests when asked what they do for a living

23 Aug 2013

Colin: Football FDs stripped

Football FDs band together in concerns about compliance

20 Aug 2013

Colin: Take your pick on auditor

Colin simplifies incoming five year audit tendering

16 Aug 2013

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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.