Corporate finance

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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

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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

International Accounting Standards Board

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

MPs attack RBS's 'distorted' IFRS accounting

MPs have accused RBS of using IFRS to favourably distort accounts

02 Jun 2011

Top 30 Accounting Networks and Associations 2009

Despite the worst worldwide recession in living memory, the global networks, associations and alliances are fending off the stormy conditions, reveals Philip Smith in our latest international survey

28 May 2011

Commercial property accounting under the microscope

Commercial property accounting practices should be more transparent when it comes to service charges, according to a new report

26 May 2011

Whip your clients into shape for lenders

Banks must become more robust lenders, so advisors must help clients present a convincing view of their health

25 May 2011

Compliance-driven reporting 'won't prevent corporate crises' – Van der Stede

CIMA professor's lecture called for meaningful communication in financial reports

19 May 2011

CLB Coopers advises on BiJu deal

CLB advisors help seal £1.3m deal

12 May 2011

Parallel accounting bill presented to Commons

Bill requiring some financial institutions prepare parallel accounts to have second reading

09 May 2011

Accounting error blows £1m hole in Essex Crane

Mistakes forced US company to restate 2010 finances, increasing net loss by £1.1m

09 May 2011

Financial Reporting Review Panel chief to shake up RBS report

Panel chairman to quicken publication of FSA's RBS collapse inquiry

06 May 2011

Barclays haunted by smoke and mirrors accounting

Barclays has been forced to buy back assets sold in an attempt to beautify its balance sheet, analysts have claimed

28 Apr 2011

PIGS Keep Europe in an Economic Trough

19 Apr 2011

The FD Interview: Julie Southern, chief commercial officer, Virgin Atlantic

Julie Southern is using her finance background to drive Virgin Atlantic’s growth strategy in her role as that rare animal in UK business – a chief commercial officer

18 Apr 2011

Aggarwal joins PwC's M&A retail team

Amit Aggarwal joins PwC

07 Apr 2011

Venture capitalists praise Budget's boost

VCs join together to welcome investment tax changes

28 Mar 2011

BDO values Siemens' nuclear stake

BDO Gervase MacGregor values Siemens joint venture stake

28 Mar 2011

Outmoded finance functions stymie FTSE leaders

Finance function costs are climbing and PwC said this is because FTSE leaders failed to exploit the recession to modernise systems and processes

28 Mar 2011

BDO values Siemens' nuclear stake

BDO Gervase MacGregor values Siemens joint venture stake

28 Mar 2011

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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.