Consulting

Beever and Struthers wins housing ombudsman payroll deal

The Independent Housing Ombudsman announces payroll deal with Beever and Struthers

29 Sep 2010

Analyst support boosts Sage

FTSE 100 company's exposure to small- and medium-sized enterprises has spurred a rise in demand, market watchers say

28 Sep 2010

Skipton Building Society FD Wood leaves

Tom Wood leaves Skipton after a year as FD

23 Sep 2010

Funding practices: finding funding

Accounting practices may think it’s hard to come across bank funding at the moment, but they may be mistaken

23 Sep 2010

New Protiviti MD to head up internal audit and financial controls team

Tim Brooke joins risk consultancy following work for government-owned bank Northern Rock

21 Sep 2010

Peter Clements leaves E&Y for Global BPO

Clements leaves E&Y after ten years to join outsourcing specialists Global BPO

14 Sep 2010

Inspectors flag up KPMG stock-take audit concerns

Stock-taking issues and signing off audits prior to their completion are flagged up by the Audit Inspection Unit in its review of KPMG's work

14 Sep 2010

Deloitte grows global revenues by 1.8%

Ambitious growth plans for Deloitte as 2010 figures show modest growth, pinned on sections of outstanding performance

13 Sep 2010

Consultants see growth in 2010

Management Consultancies Association sees member firms' growth of 6% in the first half of 2010; with good expectations for the rest of the year despite public sector dropoff

13 Sep 2010

Bargain buys

Tough economic conditions are hitting the price buyers are willing to pay for practices

09 Sep 2010

Deloitte appoints new head of global financial services

Chris Harvey steps up from head of banking and securities to replace Jack Ribeiro

08 Sep 2010

DeBono an asset for KPMG

Asset valuation expert DeBono joins KPMG

02 Sep 2010

PwC purchases US consultants Diamond for $378m

PwC's US firm purchases strategy and IT consultants Diamond

25 Aug 2010

Risk management: down with debt

Firms are missing a trick by not offering debt and risk management to their clients, helping to prevent them from painting themselves into a corner

19 Aug 2010

PwC and KPMG mentor groundbreaking public sector projects

Big Four staff helping first wave of public sector self-run projects

13 Aug 2010

KPMG acquires Hyperion consultancy Analitica

Hyperion implementation specialist Analitica snapped up by KPMG

11 Aug 2010

E&Y bolster green accounting division

Accounting firm recruits green arm

09 Aug 2010

Post Office faces legal action over accounts IT

Sub-postmasters join forces to take legal action over alleged errors in the Post Office's system software they claim have been responsible for several dismissals due to accounting irregularities

05 Aug 2010

HLB still looking for Vantis replacement

Collapse of Vantis leaves a vacuum in the UK for international network HLB, which is looking to replace the collapsed former Top 25 firm

05 Aug 2010

ICAEW and Alium Partners begin interim exec programme

Institute teams up with Alium Partners, which will advise ICAEW members on how to bag interim executive positions

03 Aug 2010

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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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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.