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Bumper bonus expectations for accountants

Salary growth over the last four years means that a 19% bonus now equates to 22% more in monetary terms than in 2010/11, when it amounted to £10,438

15 Dec 2014

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Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

12 Dec 2014

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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

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

09 Dec 2014

Baker Tilly announces Microsoft tie-up

Baker Tilly to sell user licences for Microsoft Dynamics

09 Dec 2014

Warsop takes on UHY Hacker Young chairman role

Howard Spencer steps down after 17 years' service, with not-for-profit sector expert Jon Warsop taking the helm

09 Dec 2014

KPMG invests in analytics firm Bottlenose

KPMG Capital makes another technology-driven investment

09 Dec 2014

Johnston Carmichael invests following double-digit growth

Johnston Carmichael makes 'record levels of investment', as it sees a strong revenue increase

09 Dec 2014

Massive Sony Pictures hack captures senior Deloitte staff salary details

The list details the Big Four firm's US senior executive pay scales from 2005. Among them are a tax director from Washington DC on $450,000

05 Dec 2014

PFK Cooper Parry appoints first CFO

Sally Spencer is to oversee firm's internal operations and expansion plans

05 Dec 2014

PKF Littlejohn makes insolvency move with Geoffrey Martin merger

PKF brand back in Leeds after Littlejohn's Geoffrey Martin merger

05 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

Taking Stock: Accountancy - The Movie...a practice extravaganza

Firms seem to be spending their marketing budgets on creating 'movie' trailers...particularly Alliotts and Cassons. TS approves...

04 Dec 2014

FRC review finds bank audits in need of 'significant improvements'

Profession's watchdog slams aspects of quality of the financial institutions' audits from the Big Four and mid-tier firms in 2012-13 audit quality review report

02 Dec 2014

Over 55s could face five-pronged property tax hit

PwC issue warning as new annuity reforms will allow people to unlock and withdraw their pensions in one lump sum

01 Dec 2014

EY goes multi-disciplinary as it gains legal services licence

EY aims for complex group service provision with legal licence

01 Dec 2014

Mergers help boost BDO global revenues

BDO increases global sales 8.8% for the year ended 30 September, driven by a series of mergers

28 Nov 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

Colin: Post-awards emotion

For some, the British Accountancy Awards can be emotionally demanding

27 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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