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Fast-track company Lo-Q changes year end for 'balance'

Moving Lo-Q's year end to 31 December will provide a greater balance between the two halves of the company's financial year

27 Aug 2013

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21st Century Technology acting FD to serve as chairman

Mark Elliott is to serve as executive chairman of CCTV maker 21st Century Technology while it searches for a new CEO

23 Aug 2013

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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

Colin: Football FDs stripped

Football FDs band together in concerns about compliance

20 Aug 2013

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

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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