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KPMG tops listed auditor table

KPMG comes out on top of listed auditor table compiled by Adviser Rankings

04 Mar 2014

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Taking Stock: Fairytale stuff from Disney accountants

Disney & Wood's website is kid's stuff, TS finds

04 Mar 2014

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UK needs further 80,000 accountants in 35 years

UK immigration crack-down will leave create a drastic shortfall in the UK accountancy market says specialist recruiter

28 Feb 2014

Analysis: Top 50+50 'Ones to Watch'

There has been a huge spike in the firms making it into Ones to Watch. Are these firms small, but perfectly formed? Rachael Singh asks

28 Feb 2014

Best Practice: Crunch Accounting's Darren Fell

Crunch Accounting's Darren Fell talks Accountancy Age through sourcing the best talent and dealing with rapid growth

28 Feb 2014

Talent must be developed even on a tight budget

Even without a big budget, firms need to think about retaining talent if they want to reap the benefits of an economic upshift say Heather Townsend

24 Feb 2014

Best Practice: Smith & Williamson's co-chief executives

David Cobb and Kevin Stopps outline the firm's growth strategy - and how they work together

20 Feb 2014

Take part in the Accountancy Age Best Employer programme

Firms can now register to join the 2014 Accountancy Age Best Employer programme, a survey and recognition programme dedicated to finding and recognising the best employers in the accounting profession

20 Feb 2014

EY to offer legal advice in China through local affiliation

EY launches legal services arm in China by incorporating local firm Chen & Co into its network

20 Feb 2014

Wainwright to head up Mitchell Charlesworth

Paul Wainwright takes over from David Darlington as managing partner

20 Feb 2014

Baker Tilly closes RSM Tenon office and merges in London

RSM Tenon's Chiltern Street office closes with 300 staff moving to Baker Tilly’s Farringdon practice

19 Feb 2014

Bank losses on firms at lowest level in four years

Professional service firms producing lowest bank write-offs since 2009 according to finance provider Syscap

18 Feb 2014

PwC acquires IT firm Mokum

IT consultancy adds 160 staff to PwC's headcount

18 Feb 2014

HLB International recruits several members across the world

Top 20 international network adds member firms from India and Brazil to boost recent Beever & Struthers appointment

17 Feb 2014

The Practitioner: Client grows - I worry

Can The Practitioner keep hold of their ambitious client?

14 Feb 2014

Firms united in LLP taxation concern

Firms feel impotent over impending changes to taxation of LLPs

14 Feb 2014

New movers at Haslers

Loughton firm sees a promotion and new appointments

14 Feb 2014

LLP legislation will affect succession planning, warn firms

Proposed changes to the taxation of partnerships will affect firms' approach to succession planning, stakeholders tell Accountancy Age

12 Feb 2014

HMRC: Firms should be ready to apply LLP rules from April

HMRC director warns partnerships legislation is imminent

11 Feb 2014

Accountancy firm openings outstrip closures

Number of firms opening in 2012 increases by 9% to 4,500, while 3,700 accountancy firms closed in the same year

10 Feb 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

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

Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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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.