Accounting firms

Double-digit growth for rebranded Johnston Carmichael

Scottish firm posts strong figures for 2012/2013, as it updates its image

04 Dec 2013

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Grant Thornton debuts in FTSE 100 auditor rankings table

The adviser rankings guide lists six auditors in the FTSE 100 for the first time since it began publishing in 2005

03 Dec 2013

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Safferys re-elects Fox as managing partner

Jonathan Fox to serve another term as managing partner of Saffery Champness

03 Dec 2013

Magic Mo-ments for Smith & Williamson ABS department

Smith & Williamson ABS department Movember team raises £3,745, but TS questions the commitment of one member in particular

29 Nov 2013

Expanded BDO to hit revenue parity next year

Merged BDO and PKF to push past their previous separate fee incomes in the next financial year, as the new firm looks to grow

29 Nov 2013

Accountants expecting 18% bonus this Christmas

Average expected bonus is up to £11,587 for the Christmas season

27 Nov 2013

SMEs want accountancy services on the cloud

New surveys reveal active thinking about the cloud from both accountants and their clients

27 Nov 2013

Best Practice: Goodman Jones' Larry Phillips

Goodman Jones may only have one office, but Fitzroy Square firm’s solid base belies a spirit to use the latest technology to grow, reports Kevin Reed

26 Nov 2013

EY to expand into Canary Wharf

Big Four firm to take 200,000 sq ft of space at Canary Wharf

25 Nov 2013

EY and KPMG to merge in Denmark

EY Denmark and KPMG Denmark announce the signing of an agreement to combine operations

21 Nov 2013

Women paid £10k less than men after ten years in accountancy

The gender pay gap is increasing year on year between men and women across the profession, research shows

20 Nov 2013

Deloitte granted appeal on MG Rover tribunal decision

Accounting’s watchdog has granted Deloitte an appeal over its tribunal loss for work it carried out at MG Rover

20 Nov 2013

Is big always better?

Partner consultant Heather Townsend crunches the numbers in the top50+50 and asks is big always better or can firms manage in their niche?

18 Nov 2013

Accountants have no idea of social media used by their firm

Just a fraction of accountants are aware of their firms' active engagement on social media, while they themselves are utilising its benefits

13 Nov 2013

New tax partner hires at BDO

Karen McGrory and Jane Mulholland both join the firm in November

13 Nov 2013

Wilkins Kennedy acquires firm to boost regional presence

Top 25 firm merges with Hampshire-based firm CW Fellowes which is also a member of IAPA, the same as Wilkins Kennedy

13 Nov 2013

KPMG launches investment fund to bet on tech sector

KPMG increases programme of investments in technology with launch of KPMG Capital

12 Nov 2013

EY in crowdfunding joint venture

EY partners with London councils and start-up tech firm to provide crowdfunding for local regeneration projects

12 Nov 2013

The Practitioner: Apple to the core

Life without fully charged and synced mobile devices is a hollow Apple, finds The Practitioner

11 Nov 2013

Opinion: Adding value to clients requires wholesale change

The Accountancy Age/Twinfield senior practitioner roundtable revealed a whole host of business issues to address before value can be added to client relationships

08 Nov 2013

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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

Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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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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

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