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BDO liquidators win £24m for Rangers creditors

BDO secure £24m for Rangers creditors after agreeing settlement with Collyer Bristow, the lawyers who acted for Craig Whyte when he bought the club in 2011

20 Nov 2014

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Deloitte announces £25m fund for employees’ start-up

Deloitte employees could receive support for new business ideas under new scheme

17 Nov 2014

Deloitte sells Gherkin to Brazilian Safra

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

14 Nov 2014

Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo

11 Nov 2014

Zolfo Cooper facilitates Walkabout bar chain MBO

Walkabout chain sold by Zolfo Cooper corporate finance experts to John Moulton investment vehicle

11 Nov 2014

Deloitte sells Gherkin to Brazilian billionaire

Receivers from Deloitte sell iconic City landmark to Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra

11 Nov 2014

EY aims to treble strategy consulting practice by 2020

EY plans to grow strategy consulting practice to over 2,500 professionals by 2020, and appoints a new global leader for the business

07 Nov 2014

Taking Stock: Dozy government MPs ‘snooze’ through key insolvency vote

Government MPs apparently forget to vote on a key committee-stage amendment to the Small Business, Enterprise, and Employment Bill

06 Nov 2014

US lawyers called in by PwC to investigate Phones 4U

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan called in by Phones 4U administrators as part of the insolvency investigation

05 Nov 2014

Prepack deal saves London Mining's Sierra Leone mine

The mineran into "severe liquidity issues" caused by a combination of high costs, falling iron ore prices and the impact of the Ebola virus

03 Nov 2014

KPMG administrators make redundancies at PCS Brands

The employees were all culled from PCS Brands, a manufacturing business which makes metal bake ware, cookware and wine racks together with the distribution of cutlery under the Viners Brand

03 Nov 2014

EY and Grant Thornton beef up transactions teams

Senior appointments made by EY and Grant Thornton suggests deals sentiment is growing

03 Nov 2014

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

30 Oct 2014

Bankruptcies hit lowest quarterly level in 15 years

Insolvency Service figures show bankruptcy orders reach lowest level since 1999

29 Oct 2014

Marussia motors after Caterham into administration

Partners from FRP Advisory appointed joint administrators to Marussia, the second Formula One team to enter administration in a matter of days

28 Oct 2014

Smith & Williamson administrators called in to Caterham

Caterham enters administration, while Marussia teeters on brink of collapse

27 Oct 2014

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

24 Oct 2014

200 female employees join class action against KPMG US

KPMG US female employees, past and present, opt in to gender discrimination class action against the firm

23 Oct 2014

MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner

23 Oct 2014

LIVE BLOG: Tesco's trading update

Welcome to the Accountancy Age/Financial Director live blog, where we will cover all the relevant issues and opinions that arise from Tesco's crucial trading update

23 Oct 2014

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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