Corporate finance

RSM Tenon

RSM Tenon to restate accounts

New CFO's review of the firm's financial reporting sees restatements in full-year and interim accounts. Banking facilities under negotiation

23 Jan 2012

Business advisers set up accounting firm

Veteran business advisers set up Chester-based accounting firm

20 Jan 2012

Penny Avis' book Nevermind the Botox Rachel

Book extract: Never Mind the Botox

An extract from Never Mind the Botox, the story of a corporate accountant working on the sale of a 'glamorous cosmetic company'

18 Jan 2012

Video: From corporate finance to author

Rachael Singh interviews self-published author and former Deloitte partner Penny Avis on her novel "Nevermind the Botox Rachel"

13 Jan 2012

CFOs fear UK recession and euro break-up

Deloitte CFO Survey shows pessimism for year ahead

03 Jan 2012

Empowering small businesses to get financially fit

Alison Ball looks into how accountants can play a valuable role in helping their small business clients get, and stay, financially fit

06 Dec 2011

Clarke takes FD & COO roles at MAM Funds

Board restructuring at MAM sees Robert Clarke take finance and operations responsibilities

05 Dec 2011

Tax breaks for SME lenders, urges FPB

Forum of Private Business calls on the government to encourage alternative lending to SMEs through tax breaks

23 Nov 2011

Boost business beyond our borders

A new study from the CBI and Ernst & Young shows that a focus on exports could boost the UK economy by £20 billion, says Steve Varley

21 Nov 2011

Old Mill director scoops financial planner award

Duncan Parkes wins financial planner award

16 Nov 2011

SMEs struck down by banks' perfect storm

The short-sightedness of lenders is short-circuiting the economy, writes Stewart Baird

09 Nov 2011

Mid-M&A deals holding their own

Mid-market M&A, buoyed by foreign acquirers' interest in UK corporates, continues to hold its own, writes Jonathan Boyers

08 Nov 2011

Video: Gaining access to finance

Maclay Murray & Spens partner Chris Dun runs through a series of ideas on the various routes to accessing finance with Rachael Singh

02 Nov 2011

Lean, mean, accountancy machine

The best organised firms are ready for the upturn, explain Kevin Pearson and Martin Prentice

02 Nov 2011

Regional firms link up to offer corporate finance expertise

Smaller practices offered chance to provide clients with corporate finance advice through referral network

02 Nov 2011

Germany quids in after €55bn accounting error

An accounting error at a German bank means the government is €55bn richer than it expected

31 Oct 2011

Lloyds changes reporting of interest margins

lloyds has changed the way it reports funding costs and capital, leading to a higher banking net interest margin target

27 Oct 2011

Colin - The benefits just keep on coming

Colin's take on Gaddafi

21 Oct 2011

Entrepreneur's tax relief - but who benefits?

Does the EIS really achieve the Government's goal of stimulating equity investment? Jonathan Russell isn't convinced

18 Oct 2011

Can FRC align reporting's stakeholders?

Can the Financial Reporting Council's 'lab' bring consensus to presenting finances?

17 Oct 2011

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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.