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KPMG advisers appointed to Bglobal after boardroom tussle

Listed smart meter business calls in KPMG a week after shareholders ousted father and son from the board

23 Aug 2013

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Colin: Football FDs stripped

Football FDs band together in concerns about compliance

20 Aug 2013

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Vodafone in multi-million pound tax deal with HMRC

Telecoms giant paid millions of pounds to HMRC to settle dispute over the tax paid by an Irish subsidiary, according to reports

19 Aug 2013

Investors likely to receive scraps or nothing in RSM Tenon deal

RSM Tenon says Baker Tilly deal will return minimal, if any, value to investors

16 Aug 2013

Public scrutiny making football FDs cautious on compliance

FDs in football clubs more focused on management of corporate governance than if they were in a similar sized business outside of the industry

15 Aug 2013

Integrated reporting nudges closer with new FRC guidance

FRC publishes guidance on new strategic review which is due to replace the business review in annual reports this year

15 Aug 2013

Former Kazakhmys CFO joins African Minerals

Matthew Hird replaces outgoing CFO Miguel Perry from 1 October

15 Aug 2013

Barclays FD Lucas steps down early due to ill health

Chris Lucas is to step down from Barclays six months earlier than expected, leaving the bank without an FD when it conducts £6bn rights issue

14 Aug 2013

PPF takes on BDP scheme to stave off insolvency

Pension Protection Fund takes on pension scheme of architectural business BDP which will save the company from administration

13 Aug 2013

Early Equity forced to change auditors

Haysmacintyre replaces Clement Chan as auditors of Early Equity after FRC highlights jurisidiction issue

13 Aug 2013

Only 25% of finance departments ready for GHG reporting

ICAEW and Verco research shows just 25% of companies have accounting software for incoming green reporting requirements

12 Aug 2013

KPMG sells Little Chef to Kuwaiti owners Kout Food

KPMG facilitates sale of Little Chef to Kuwaiti group Kout Food

07 Aug 2013

Moneysupermarket.com says goodbye to CFO

Paul Doughty, who led the business to its successful listing on the LSE, steps down after nearly ten years in the role

31 Jul 2013

RBS fined £5.6m over reporting blunders

City watchdog finds Royal Bank of Scotland failed to properly report 44.8 million trades between November 2007 and February 2013

25 Jul 2013

EY picks up two London-listed company audits

EY wins audits of London-listed businesses Cape and Vimetco

24 Jul 2013

FCA ends iSoft accounting fraud court battle

Second retrial ruled 'not in the public interest' says Financial Conduct Authority

24 Jul 2013

HMRC sinks P&O tax scheme

Courts describe P&O tax scheme as an "elaborate trick" designed to exploit the rules

19 Jul 2013

No more magic wand on pension advice

Supreme Court ruling limits power of court to “void” actions by trustees based on pension advice which suffer unintended consequences explains Stuart Pickford

16 Jul 2013

Burberry recruits ex-O2 CFO as non-exec

Matthew Key, who has worked as CFO at O2 and Vodafone, joins board of fashion house Burberry

15 Jul 2013

Former Olympus execs sentenced over accounting fraud

Three former executives at Japanese camera maker Olympus handed suspended jail sentences for their part in a £1bn accounting fraud

03 Jul 2013

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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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