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RPC Group brings in IAC Group’s European CFO

Simon Kesterman is appointed group FD of plastics business RPC

03 Apr 2013

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UKIP takes lead in Accountancy Age's online EU Debate

Plenty of votes cast already, for both UKIP and Business for New Europe, as our EU Debate enters its next phase

26 Mar 2013

PwC falls to third place in auditor rankings

PwC is now in third place in the Adviser Rankings list in terms of FTSE 250 clients

19 Mar 2013

Advanced Computer Software acquires accounting IT for £110m

Advanced Computer Software acquires Computer Software Holdings in £110m deal, amalgamating their accounting and back-office software offerings

13 Mar 2013

More women entering profession but leadership roles still uncommon

ACCA research shows board positions still dominated by men, with PwC report highlighting the UK has slipped down the Women in Work Index

11 Mar 2013

Harrisons administrators sell Scala Publishers in pre-pack

Guide book and exhibition catalogue publisher is sold to Channon Education

11 Mar 2013

Spot the Ball owners win £80m tax prize

Sportech wins long-running battle against the taxman over a VAT reclaim spanning 17 years

08 Mar 2013

E&Y administrators arrange Dreams pre-pack

Ernst & Young administrators arrange pre-pack sale of Dreams to Sun Capital Partners but not for the whole business

06 Mar 2013

Credit institute sees signs of better payment

The Insitute of Credit Management picks up good vibes when it comes to a better payment culture

05 Mar 2013

KPMG administrators see Peacocks pension deficit inflate 73%

KPMG administrators have seen Peacocks' pension scheme deficit increase by 73% as it undergoes assessment to enter the Pension Protection Fund

04 Mar 2013

TalkTalk CFO steps down after seven-year stint

TalkTalk loses its first CFO, Amy Stirling, with Stephen Makin to take on the role

04 Mar 2013

Former Royal Mail group FD joins Fiberweb

Ian Duncan to chair Fiberweb's audit committee

01 Mar 2013

£4.6bn accounting charge for RBS after “chastening” 2012

The Royal Bank of Scotland takes a £4.6bn hit after making changes to its own credit in 2012

28 Feb 2013

Begbies Traynor third quarter trading in line with expectations

Begbies trading in line with expectations but insolvency continues to struggle

28 Feb 2013

RSM Tenon pays Bentley Jennison partners £1.2m

RSM Tenon pays RSM Bentley Jennison partners £1.2m for the six months ending 31 December 2012

26 Feb 2013

Losses narrow at RSM Tenon

Listed firm makes £10m loss in the six months ended 31 December 2012

26 Feb 2013

Colin: Mood swings

Colin reacts to the UK's loss of its AAA credit rating

26 Feb 2013

Park Group swaps KPMG for E&Y as auditor

Voucher and pre-pay business succeeds KPMG with Ernst & Young as auditors

25 Feb 2013

Competition Commission delivers an irreversible truth

Competition Commission findings could pave the way for an irreversible process to open up the market explains BDO's James Roberts

22 Feb 2013

The Financial Director 2013 Audit Survey

The Financial Director audit survey shows the Big Four has maintained its stranglehold on the audit market. But for how long? asks Richard Crump

22 Feb 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

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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