Corporate finance

Vince Cable

BIS: Simpler reports for better business

The Department for Business says simpler company reports will support investors and the economy

20 Sep 2011

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Integrated reporting for cheaper capital, says KPMG

Integrated reporting could help companies secure cheap finance through improved relationships with capital markets, KPMG has posited

14 Sep 2011

BDO

BDO: Annual report users question value

Users of annual reports fear the documents are not reliable performance indicators, but rely on them nonetheless

06 Sep 2011

Economic recovery 'jeopardised' by simpler SME reporting

Plans to simplify financial reporting for small business could harm Britain's economic recovery, credit managers warn

01 Sep 2011

Firms should speculate to accumulate

No short-term change to the difficult outlook for business, but this will reveal opportunities for enterprising advisors willing to take a chance, says Scott Barnes

30 Aug 2011

Colin: Cause for celebration

Colin's take on other reasons Libyan rebels are cheerful

24 Aug 2011

New tax-beneficial business zones launched

More enterprise zones launched by the government

17 Aug 2011

Harlow hives off from Smith Cooper

John Harlow sets up independent insolvency practice

11 Aug 2011

Groupon rejigs accounting prior to $20bn IPO

Online deal business reconsiders how it presents marketing and subscriber-acquisition costs

11 Aug 2011

Wolseley FD hails "innovative" £820m refinancing

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

02 Aug 2011

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

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

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: Alas! Tax! We knew it well

Colin speculates on how theatres might feel about tax relief

Taking Stock: No humble pie after anti-PwC newspaper ad

PwC US and PwC Gibraltar namechecked in what TS can only describe as a 'cryptic' newspaper advert

Taking Stock: Branded

Firms are changing their brands like they're going out of fashion, but you've got to be consistent, says TS

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