Consulting

Fleet management: more banger for your buck

The recession has forced businesses to keep hold of company cars far longer than they have in the past, but there are other options

27 May 2010

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Legal invasion

Legal practices at accountancy firms might not have taken off but the lawyers may be about to invade the profession

27 May 2010

Learning from the leaders

The first televised leaders’ debates reveal key lessons for accountants

27 May 2010

ICAS survey finds accountants not prepared for iXBRL

Accountants concerned about the costs involved in iXBRL switch

26 May 2010

OFR announcment receives mixed reactions from auditors

Auditors claim "we have come full circle"

20 May 2010

Claire Milverton named interim CFO at Avisen

Group financial controller gets promotion to chief of finance at technology consultancy business

20 May 2010

Whitbread enacts new pension arrangement

Deloitte devised pension scheme now used by hotel chain

20 May 2010

KPMG considered entering credit-rating market

Head of Big Four firm said it is "plausible" to enter rating industry

17 May 2010

SAP's shares could fall following news of acquisition

Financial IT business SAP's shares are predicted to fall today following a bid for smaller rival, Sybase

13 May 2010

Big Four lag behind consulting rivals on thought leadership

Top consultants put Big Four into the shade on thought leadership

06 May 2010

Michael Page VAT win cut by £12m

Recruiter says £50m VAT overpayment win from HMRC is revised to £38m, but another £80m reclaim is still being pursued

04 May 2010

New pension proposals released by IASB

Proposals will hit profits but provide clarity

29 Apr 2010

‘Cut the clutter’ from annual reports, regulator warns FDs

FRC to release guidance aimed at FDs who fill financial reports with unnecessary and trivial information

29 Apr 2010

Pension plans will add £10bn to pension costs: PwC

New rules will “radically change”accounting for pensions

23 Apr 2010

KPMG appointed chief adviser to billion-pound pension fund

Filrm wins advisory role after losing audit nine months ago

19 Apr 2010

IFAs hope for more clients from accountants

80% of firms refer clients just once a month

13 Apr 2010

UK consulting fees slump 6%

Financial services and strategy slump hits consulting industry

12 Apr 2010

Business failure slowdown is bucking trend: BDO

Businesses held up better than expected, according to insolvency experts

07 Apr 2010

Central government pays consultants £1.7bn

Lib Dems brand the government as "consultaholics"

06 Apr 2010

In-house tax: bring tax back inside

At a time when companies are cutting back on staff numbers, finance chiefs should be persuading their bosses to start up an internal tax-team and why those joining up should not be afraid of the perceived stigma attached to it

25 Mar 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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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.