Corporate finance

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Wolseley FD hails "innovative" £820m refinancing

Two credit facilites for one, as Wolseley renegotiates to deals simultaneuously

02 Aug 2011

Ken Lever

Xchanging buoyed by refinancing deal

Xchanging has a four-year financing deal and new CEO Ken Lever said it is making progress after accusations of "aggressive" accounting

01 Aug 2011

On your own

Advisors take backseat in quest for SME finance

Age and risk profile of a business key factors in the decision-making progress - advisors play a limited role in securing funds

29 Jul 2011

CFA: Don't skewer long-term investors

Investor spokesman Will Goodhart has defended short-term investors, saying there is no ideal holding period

26 Jul 2011

ICAS: 30% of financial reports must go

ICAS and New Zealand peer NZICA said financial reports should shed 30% to improve communication with users

22 Jul 2011

Will advisors rise to the SME challenge?

Helping SMEs consolidate and grow is vital to the UK economy. Do accountants realise their place in all this?

13 Jul 2011

Accounting insight 'more valuable' than cost counting

Accounting insight and strategy add more value than old-fashioned cost counting, a new CIMA report has suggested

12 Jul 2011

Has Cable done enough to increase SME lending?

Matt Forrest asks if Vince Cable's pledge to increase pressure on banks to lend to SMEs goes far enough

06 Jul 2011

PwC: Analysts crave more timely assurance, less boilerplate audit

PwC finds investors and analysts want to swap boilerplate reporting for more narrative and timely assurance

05 Jul 2011

Government agency faces bonus ban over late payments

Commons committee wants Rural Payments Agency to hand over subsisides much more speedily to farmers

04 Jul 2011

Deloitte appoints new partner to corporate finance team

Deloitte promotes Joel Greenwood to partner in its technology, media and telecoms corporate finance team.

24 Jun 2011

Service charges accounting in focus

Rics and academics from Kingston University are considering whether greater regulation is needed in service charge accounting

20 Jun 2011

RBS ignores accusations of accounting shortfall

RBS declined to respond to a letter warning poor accounting was distorting its profits

17 Jun 2011

Ireland's central bank 'likely to move on loan loss reporting'

Ireland's Central Bank may further its plans to force banks to report expected as well as incurred loss

15 Jun 2011

Dawn in the East: Islamic finance in focus

International firms may look to Islamic finance as economic recovery remains patchy and clients keep their options open

15 Jun 2011

PwC: Banks' bad loans balloon while provisioning shrinks

Banks' non-performing loan holdings leapt during the credit crisis while provisioning fell 40%

15 Jun 2011

SEC: Reverse mergers risk dodgy accounting

Spate of scandals involving reverse mergers by China-based companies has prompts SEC to issue warning

10 Jun 2011

Hall leaves Sinclair Pharma role

Matthew Hall leaves the expanded business after a crucial role in its refinancing

10 Jun 2011

Taxman to net £1bn from football clubs

HM Revenue & Customs likely to receive £1bn from Premier League in tax revenues for 2010-11

09 Jun 2011

Findel future 'challenging' after accounting irregularities

Future "challenging" but brighter following 2010's accounting problems and a forced rights issue

07 Jun 2011

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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

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

The Practitioner: Calls waiting

With The Practitioner's firm on the receiving end of less-than-desirable telephony service, thoughts move to maintaining the best client dealings through new staffers

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