Consulting

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

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

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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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.