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Former PKF firm merges with Grant Thornton Brazil

Grant Thornton increases Brazillian presence with the merger of PKF firm Directa Auditores and an acquisition of KPMG’s outsourcing practice

20 Jan 2014

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Praxity alliance boosts revenue 9% in a year

Second largest alliance posts 9% increase in revenue across member firms to $4.1bn

16 Jan 2014

Baker Tilly Ukraine in scholarship deal with business school

Ukraine accountancy firm works on scholarship programme with London School of Business & Finance

14 Jan 2014

Top50+50 analysis: Mixed bag of success

The Top 50+50 has shown a mixture of huge success and some hefty failures, but what are the explanations behind the numbers? Rachael Singh reports

13 Jan 2014

Law firms consider cash call over partnership tax changes

Lawyers look at cash call to make sure that 'disguised' employee tax test doesn't catch them

13 Jan 2014

The Practitioner: A firm set of resolutions

Can the Practitioner get their New Year practice-related resolutions put into practice?

10 Jan 2014

Goldwin joins PKF Littlejohn as insurance partner

New arrival is seventh insurance partner at firm

09 Jan 2014

CCW recruits ex-R3 council member to insolvency division

James Martin a former PwC director, and ex-Moore Stephens and Begbies partner, takes role at CCW

07 Jan 2014

New Year’s resolution: avoid burnout in 2014

The most driven accountants are most at risk of burning out young, explains consultant Maite Barón, but there are steps for prevention

07 Jan 2014

The Financial Power List 2014

Accountancy Age and Financial Director reveal 2014's accounting and financial powerbase

06 Jan 2014

Ex-RSM Tenon CFO and CEO step down from Baker Tilly

Former RSM Tenon CEO Chris Merry and CFO Adrian Gardner both officially step down

06 Jan 2014

Leonard Curtis overtakes Begbies as top insolvency administrators

Leonard Curtis administrators were appointed to more cases than any other firm in 2013 according to London Gazette listings

03 Jan 2014

Baker Tilly blames “low-balling” for decline in profits

Baker Tilly sees its profit fall substantially in March 2013 year-end, blaming lost re-tendering due to low-ball pricing

02 Jan 2014

LLPs and tax: When is a member not a member?

The tests set out to capture 'disguised employees' are simply inadequate, claims Daniel Sutherland

24 Dec 2013

Chiene & Tait to leave listed audit market

Former client explains that Chiene & Tait's decision to quit its audit is "strategic"

24 Dec 2013

PwC's Booz acquisition given green light

US-based consultancy giant Booz & Company votes to join PwC international network

24 Dec 2013

KPMG to advise Vatican on international accounting standards

Vatican hires KPMG to "align the accounting procedures of all agencies of the Holy See with international standards"

23 Dec 2013

The difference between law and accountancy firms

In the last year there has been a significant spike of law firm insolvencies. Accountants should take note to protect their own LLPs

23 Dec 2013

Firms entering insolvency rockets 41% in a year

Insolvencies among accountancy firms increase 41% in a year according to research by Syscap

23 Dec 2013

Accountancy firms can bridge the skills gap

The profession is doing very well at attracting talent but is not doing enough to retain these graduates

23 Dec 2013

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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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