Articles by Taking Stock

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Taking Stock: A Landscape of Lies

TS loves it when life imitates art

14 Mar 2013

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Colin: Where's the accountant?

Colin wonders what might give an accountant away in a room of bankers, after Sir Mike Rake's recent comments

11 Mar 2013

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Taking Stock: Did Hodge duck ICAEW Dinner?

Duck wasn't on the menu, but Margaret Hodge had taken flight from the ICAEW Dinner, muses TS

06 Mar 2013

Taking Stock: A Marta to the cause

Marta Andreasen, accounting whistleblower par excellence, is back in the headlines...

26 Feb 2013

Colin: Mood swings

Colin reacts to the UK's loss of its AAA credit rating

26 Feb 2013

Colin: The cat that lost the cream

Colin wonders what might be next for the Manx cat after the UK-Manx tax disclosure deal

25 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: Hammer time information

TS loves a bit of hip hop, and what's better than a hip-hop song about PAYE?

25 Feb 2013

Colin: Drowning in debt or rolling in cash?

Colin takes a wry look at the revelation that UK water companies could be avoiding tax

20 Feb 2013

Colin: Republic shed a few pounds

Colin considers the compatibility of the fashion and accounting worlds

18 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: Snakes (but no ladders) for fallen retailers

TS takes a graphical tour through the brand names that have disappeared off the high street in recent years

15 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: An interim FD's Valentine's tale

Being an interim FD isn't all about interim finance things...sometimes it's about love...

14 Feb 2013

Colin: Cartwright checks out

Colin ponders what Burberry's outgoing CFO Stacey Cartwright might like for her parting gift

11 Feb 2013

Colin: Give me a sign

Colin ponders what any changes to auditors' risk assessment might entail

08 Feb 2013

Mission accomplished for ex-soldier entering accountancy

TS happily reports that former soldier Stephen Gillespie has won an apprenticeship with CPA Associates in Wigan

07 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: Good job there's not a loud music tax

Musical tax skits on Youtube - they all sound the same to us old-timers

05 Feb 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.