Consulting

The big grip of the Big Four on management consultancy in financial services

Can the Big Four's consulting grip be broken?

The Big Four have swanned in and retaken control of the financial services consulting market. Where does that leave the other players? asks Edward Haigh

10 Aug 2011

Fees boxer

Fight for your firm's survival

The UK accountancy profession has become a mature and saturated market, forcing firms to innovate or face being squeezed out, according to a report by Carnaby Co

11 May 2011

Alan Leaman

Consulting picks up after 2009 slump

Consulting industry halts contraction

03 May 2011

Clients favour consultants' local knowledge over global reach

Study suggests Big Four could fall from favour

28 Apr 2011

Grant Thornton acquires consultancy LECG

Financial services consultancy snapped up by Grant Thornton

06 Apr 2011

KPMG acquires global consultancy business

EquaTerra bought by KPMG in a global deal

22 Feb 2011

Austerity Mum's recruitment campaign

21 Jan 2011

Advisers help Lifestructures merger deal

DA Locke & Co work on Lifestructures merger

22 Nov 2010

Deloitte eyeing consultants Roland Berger

Big Four firm is in talks with Roland Berger about merging their consultancy practices

19 Nov 2010

Consultants moved to avoid public sector squeeze

Firms move consulting staff off public sector beat, as public sector spending restraints hit home

16 Nov 2010

Private equity: FDs – Time to change up

Over a year on from Lehman’s, the credit crunch has forced private equity finance directors to develop new skills

20 Oct 2010

Humanitarian group appoints UK auditor

Doctors of the World appoints Beever and Struthers

19 Oct 2010

Deloitte nudges ahead of PwC as largest global firm

Firm sneak ahead of rival as world's largest firm

05 Oct 2010

BDO appointed to aid company restructure

AIM-listed company brought in to help with restructure

30 Sep 2010

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

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2shotguests

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

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Taking Stock: Honest branding for HMRC?

Everyone seems to be having fun with branding, and TS is on board with

Taking Stock: TS match special

Two of the Top 50+50's big hitters went head-to-head in the County Cricket Championship

Colin: Alas! Tax! We knew it well

Colin speculates on how theatres might feel about tax relief

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Track the fortunes of UK-listed companies with our Share Price Centre

PI Insurance

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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.