Consulting

Rentokil-style audit gains in popularity across listed companies

17% of FTSE 350 companies now use some form of “extended audit”

22 Jul 2010

Big Four make plans for growth in consulting

Firms confident of growth in consulting, despite cut backs in the public sector

22 Jul 2010

Outsourcing: global control

Offshoring key processes to third party providers may improve efficiency, but how do you really know?

22 Jul 2010

Expense lessons from MPs

David Vine examines what companies can learn from the expenses scandal that surrounded parliament last year

16 Jul 2010

GT break away group forms advisory business

"We see this move as a natural evolution," former GT employees claim

16 Jul 2010

Video: Public sector consultancy work plummets

How the consultancy industry coping with the cutbacks

15 Jul 2010

Audio: Public sector consultancy work plummets

How the consultancy industry coping with the cutbacks

15 Jul 2010

Begbies sets up 120-strong interim management panel

Begbies Traynor launches BRITE - a panel of 120 staff to provide interim turnaround help

14 Jul 2010

HMRC calls for administration at Southend United

Southend United given until 2 August to prove it is solvent and pay its £238,710 tax bill

09 Jul 2010

Marketing: fishing for clients

The dark art of marketing is often the first to feel the cleaver during budget cuts, but truly successful marketing needs to involve a transformation in how your firm operates

08 Jul 2010

Accountancy Age Awards 2010

Just 10 working days left to closing date for entry

07 Jul 2010

Smith & Nephew finance outsourcing deal win for HP

Seven year deal for HP to manage Smith & Nephew's outsourced finance operations

06 Jul 2010

CFOs foresee increased risk of 'double dip' recession

Survey rereals falling confidence among CFOs

06 Jul 2010

U2 band member sues accountants

Guitarist alleges his accountants and bankers misled him

05 Jul 2010

Companies dragging heels on treasury functions: PwC

PwC says lessons of the crisis have not been learned, with more than 80% of companies polled reporting that treasury department budgets have not increased

25 Jun 2010

Negligence: an illegal defence?

The illegality principle is no longer a strong defence for accountants sued by clients

24 Jun 2010

E&Y win StatPro audit from PwC

Big Four firm wins audit of AIM listed company

22 Jun 2010

Big-Four-only clauses are rare: BBA

Banking body is not aware of the common use of restrictive clauses

18 Jun 2010

KPMG chief calls for audit reform

It's time for “really bold thinking” says senior partner

18 Jun 2010

One size does not fit all

Small listed companies should be freed from some of the regulatory reporting burdens

17 Jun 2010

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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.