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EY's Liz Bingham leads New Year's Honours for the profession

Recognition for Liz Bingham, Sir Adrian Cadbury, HMRC staff and public sector finance professionals in the Queen's New Year's Honours list

02 Jan 2015

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Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

24 Dec 2014

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Trainee accountant spared jail over Rodney Trotter ruse

25-year-old Ryan William Flood, admitted 19 offences under the Trademarks Act and was sent to Merthyr Crown Court for sentence

19 Dec 2014

Riverside makes investment into Brookson

Contractor accounting practice receives investment boost from major private equity firm

19 Dec 2014

Profits and sales slip as Begbies Traynor reports £8.5m acquisition

Begbies Traynor strikes deal to acquire firm of chartered surveyors; first half profits and sales slip

12 Dec 2014

Pride as EY named Stonewall Star Performer on workplace equality

EY one of eight organisations and the only one of the Big Four to receive the recognition

11 Dec 2014

KPMG invests in analytics firm Bottlenose

KPMG Capital makes another technology-driven investment

09 Dec 2014

KPMG stays top dog in auditor ranking stakes

Every top 20 firm retained the same position as the last stock market client Adviser Ranking in August 2014

04 Dec 2014

Sage shares jump as subscriptions drive strong financials

Online services proving popular for Sage, as it looks to reduce its reliance on licences

04 Dec 2014

Vincent Tchenguiz sues Grant Thornton and Kaupthing for £2.2bn

Embattled tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz launches legal action against Grant Thornton, Kaupthing and three individuals over failed SFO probe

28 Nov 2014

Claims consultant banned for compensating himself ahead of HMRC

Claims consultant Richard Render disqualified as a company director for six years for failing to pay tax but paying himself instead

24 Nov 2014

BDO picks up audit of Vimto makers Nichols

BDO appointed auditors to Vimto makers Nichols following a competitive pitch process.

24 Nov 2014

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

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

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

17 Nov 2014

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

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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: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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