Business regulation

Olympus XZ1

Olympus accounting problems spotted in the 1990s

Investment banker claims camera maker's accounting was discussed decades earlier at PaineWebber

15 Nov 2011

Big Four breakup

November is the cruelest month (for audit)

PwC racks up four embarrassing audit exposures with E&Y and KPMG hot on their heels

11 Nov 2011

highwayman-plug

Stand and deliver

Utilities commonly charge insolvent businesses ‘ransom payments', but it pays to check your options before surrendering to their demands, writes Donald Maclean

09 Nov 2011

Risk report chairman talks big on disclosure

Risk reporting expert Bill Knight mocks RBS for poor disclosure, but where was he in 2008?

07 Nov 2011

Convergence timetable quietly put to bed

IFRS convergence this year seems so unlikely that experts have stopped pretending it will happen

07 Nov 2011

Sharman: Going concern too black and white

Going concern qualifications are too drastic and directors should be encouraged to disclose risks earlier, the Sharman Inquiry concludes

03 Nov 2011

Joint audit – duplication or two pairs of eyes?

If joint audit offers two pairs of eyes, isn't that the same thing as duplicated work?

31 Oct 2011

BIS gets busy on audit reform

BIS's leaked anti-audit reform email – embarrassing but revealing

27 Oct 2011

Institutes exercised over EU accounting

European Commission accounting reform proposals provoke institute debate

26 Oct 2011

EC accounting directives target SMEs and transparency

Proposed accounting changes would simplify SME reporting and improve corporate responsibility, the European Commission claims

26 Oct 2011

Barnier and Competition Commission play good cop, bad cop

The Competition Commission investigation looks less scary next to Brussels' proposed audit reform

25 Oct 2011

Accounting watchdog to remove 'silos'

FRC proposes doing away with its seven-board structure to streamline the organisation

17 Oct 2011

Is cash accounting a big BIS ruse?

BIS has championed cash accounting for micro-entities, yet the change would be impossible under current EU law

13 Oct 2011

Administrators claim another £2bn for Lehmans creditors

Administrators from PwC cite progress in handling Lehman Brothers International Europe

13 Oct 2011

Audit split could be stalemate for Big Four

Splitting audit and non-audit service provision could hog-tie both sides

07 Oct 2011

BIS: SME audit exemption could save £600m

BIS has called for more SME audit exemptions, claiming this would save £600m a year

06 Oct 2011

SMEs must be government's priority, says Izza

Head of ICAEW calls for ministers to help businesses grow and export

06 Oct 2011

FRC reform keeps us guessing

FRC reform remains a mystery as stakeholders await consultation

04 Oct 2011

Is the IASB tired of convergence?

IASB vice-chairman Ian Mackintosh seems tired of pushing the convergence agenda

30 Sep 2011

Innovation key to kickstarting economy

Building innovation in the UK is key to kickstarting the economy - but will require sharp changes in incentives and learning, warns Danny Wootton

30 Sep 2011

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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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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.