Articles by Accountancy Age Staff

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Analysis: OECD aims to fix corporate taxes within two years

The OECD and UN contributed towards a week of high-level discussion on tax avoidance. Accountancy Age follows the developments

03 Jun 2013

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Minority bondholders given ammunition to fight back

Following a court decision restructurings which penalise minority bondholders could fall foul of the law explains Craig Barrett

31 May 2013

Arms Linking Together

Don’t let the firm’s relationships fall apart

Accountants need to be more proactive in nurturing existing clients and hunting down new ones explains John Paterson

30 May 2013

Summer Training Series: FRS 100-102 explained; IFRS; Audit

The Summer Training Series will consist of three half-day training courses in London, providing delegates with an update on financial reporting standards, international financial reporting standards and audit exempt companies

20 May 2013

Numbers game: how to value and price accountancy firms

Risk management is a key factor to process of acquiring a firm, explains Jonathan Snade

20 May 2013

Walk before you can run, lessons on choosing the right IT system

Stepping back and choosing a simpler IT system might be the best way forward for the business explains Christophe Letellier

13 May 2013

The Practitioner: RTI is a real-time irritation for client billing

Getting clients to pay for PAYE is a pain in the proverbial, suggests The Practitioner

09 May 2013

Court reduces risk of scheme deficits triggering insolvency

Supreme Court upholds decision to set a high threshold in declaring a business insolvent

09 May 2013

Pensions regulator to slam Silentnight following pre-pack

Silentnight owner could be forced to pay £30m into pension fund by regulator

09 May 2013

Scotland’s William Wallace moment - a brave move over tax?

Devolution of the tax system will mark a huge step towards independence for Scotland, but the complexity will be horrendous, writes Straughans' Mike Fleming

08 May 2013

To quota or not to quota: that is the problem

Women on board quotas may have a bad rep, but it’s the only way to address inherent bias argues Fiona Hotston Moore

07 May 2013

The Practitioner: Money talks

The Practitioner gets irate at gossiping clients...

02 May 2013

Shell balance sheet takes £12.3bn hit due to IAS19

Shell reports $19.2bn pension scheme hit to its balance sheet after implementing revised IAS19 standard

02 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: Surviving, and navigating, your firm’s politics

In an extract from their book How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life, Heather Townsend and Jo Larbie share their tips for navigating and surviving your firm's politics.

01 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: Better, faster, stronger - accountancy's future

Accountancy firms should act now and embrace technological change, says Reeves partner Michael O'Brien

01 May 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.