Articles by Accountancy Age Staff

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Audit in their hands: what China can tell us about rotation

Chinese audit reform has led to a cut in fees but no contracts moving outside the Big Four, Gavin Hinks finds

30 Jan 2014

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Auditors believe companies are losing battle against cyber crime

KPMG's UK Audit Committee Institute warns about poor quality data hampering cyber protection efforts

17 Jan 2014

HM Revenue and Customs

HMRC clampdown on offshore trusts pays off

HMRC more than doubles its takings from investigations to £533m following offshore clampdown

14 Jan 2014

Government to make £200 tax cut per employee

The government is to wipe out up to £2,000 off employer's National Insurance

10 Jan 2014

Goldwin joins PKF Littlejohn as insurance partner

New arrival is seventh insurance partner at firm

09 Jan 2014

New Year’s resolution: avoid burnout in 2014

The most driven accountants are most at risk of burning out young, explains consultant Maite Barón, but there are steps for prevention

07 Jan 2014

The Financial Power List 2014

Accountancy Age and Financial Director reveal 2014's accounting and financial powerbase

06 Jan 2014

Navigating the expenses tax minefield

It’s time for a change to the archaic UK tax system, but if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem explains Matt Lewis

23 Dec 2013

The difference between law and accountancy firms

In the last year there has been a significant spike of law firm insolvencies. Accountants should take note to protect their own LLPs

23 Dec 2013

FRP Advisory administrators called to commercial property law firm

Administrators called to Hillier HRW after it was unable to secure professional indemnity cover earlier this year

20 Dec 2013

Mazars to acquire Deloitte public sector internal audit unit

Mazars will gain 120 specialist public sector internal audit staff from Deloitte

20 Dec 2013

HMRC voluntary sector grants cause £30m tax liability

Grants made to help public with taxes see £30.6m liability

20 Dec 2013

New chair of profession’s disciplinary body

David Childs succeeds Richard Fleck as chair of FRC conduct committee

19 Dec 2013

Deloitte University to allow staff to rise through ranks

Deloitte UK head of HR Stevan Rolls discusses the firm's establishment of a university

19 Dec 2013

KPMG recruits Olympics diversity expert

Stephen Frost to lead KPMG's inclusion and diversity strategy

17 Dec 2013

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