Consulting

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Lack of planning hitting SME profits

Exact's survey finds SMEs are much more likely to turn a profit if they make a business plan

11 Apr 2014

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PwC completes acquisition of Booz & Co

PwC receives approval to acquire international consulting company Booz & Co which will rebrand to Strategy &

03 Apr 2014

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Does growth mean consulting rethink?

Growth, and downturns, give CFOs spending headaches - particularly on consulting. Alan Leaman, CEO of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), explains the new choices at hand for buyers

17 Mar 2014

Advertisement feature: Automatic enrolment - a new business opportunity for accountants

The introduction of automatic enrolment has revolutionised the way workers in the UK will save for retirement. But it's also opened up new opportunities for accountants and other types of corporate service providers.

25 Feb 2014

Big Four and financial services dominate UK consulting

The UK consulting market is set for robust growth in 2014, with the Big Four scooping up market share

17 Feb 2014

Consultancy nudges Baker Tilly International into growth

International network sees modest growth, as advisory services perform strongly

31 Jan 2014

PwC's Booz acquisition given green light

US-based consultancy giant Booz & Company votes to join PwC international network

24 Dec 2013

SMEs 'optimistic but cautious' on growth prospects

SMEs line up growth in 2014, but unsure about taking aggressive action to drive forward, finds Baker Tilly survey

13 Nov 2013

PwC called in to investigate RSA's Irish division

Firm recruited to get to the bottom of issues discovered at RSA's Irish claims and finance functions

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

PwC snaps up consultancy giant Booz & Co

US-based Booz & Co’s 3,000 strong international workforce picked up by PwC

31 Oct 2013

Deloitte reviews Bank of England's costs

Big Four firm takes on efficiency review as new Bank of England COO charged with leading strategic plan

24 Oct 2013

Scott Barnes: Grant Thornton to answer £500m question

In an interview with Accountancy Age, Scott Barnes outlines how the firm grew in the last year - and its strong prospects for 2013/14

07 Oct 2013

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

Cable: Advisers progress in addressing avoidance concerns

Vince Cable sees accountants moving in the right direction on facing up to tax avoidance issues

12 Jul 2013

Navigant's FS arm acquired by Grant Thornton

Financial services advisory unit joins Grant Thornton

10 Jul 2013

DB pensions set for change under FRS 102

UK companies should prepare for a new regime for defined benefit schemes under FRS 102, writes Simon Taylor

08 Jul 2013

FTSE 100 exec pension pay falling

FTSE 100 pension provisions falling and HMRC benefiting for new tax allowance, survey finds

08 Jul 2013

Acquisitions will reshape the consulting industry in 2013

Soft markets are seeing the big boys acquire to grow - with smaller consultancies feeling the squeeze, writes Fiona Czerniawska

04 Jul 2013

Smaller consultancies thrive as emerging markets beckon

Smaller management consultancies picking up specialist work as companies look to take advantage of emerging markets

29 May 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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Briefings

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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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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

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.