Corporate finance

Will Goodhart

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

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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

Green shoots in the palm of the hand

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

Southern Cross falls foul of Companies Act

Southern Cross forced to call AGM due to loss of capital provision in Companies Act

06 Jun 2011

US regulator prepared to end Barclays' Protium deal

The US regulator found Barclays' Protium deal "inappropriate", after the bank admitted a more pressing motivation behind its strategy

06 Jun 2011

Irish banks could report expected losses to boost confidence

Irish banks could move to expected loss model ahead of new IFRS standard in bid to boost confidence

03 Jun 2011

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This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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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.