Governance

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KPMG navigates Compass audit tender to win deal

KPMG picks up £7.8m Compass Group audit, replacing Deloitte

28 Mar 2014

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Deloitte's Balfour Beatty audit tenure to be tested

Balfour Beatty lines up the second half of 2015 to run an audit tender process

27 Mar 2014

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RSA introduces 25% non-audit fee cap

RSA's auditors, currently KPMG, will face a 25% non-audit fee cap, based on the total audit fee

25 Mar 2014

BDO loses FTSE 250 Derwent London audit to PwC

PwC picks up the £300,000 audit of Derwent London from BDO

21 Mar 2014

Boutique governance and audit advisers join forces

Senior practitioners merge their businesses to provide range of board governance services

20 Mar 2014

UK public wants parliamentary Budgets balanced

Most UK adults want government to balance budgets over five years or less

17 Mar 2014

ICAEW gains final approval to run probate and ABSs

Lord Chancellor signs off on ICAEW's bid to offer licensing for probate licensing and alternative business structure

07 Mar 2014

Barclays to end 120-year audit relationship with PwC

PwC being replaced as auditors of Barclays for first time since 1896

07 Mar 2014

BiS governance expert takes FRC director role

David Styles takes director of corporate governance role at FRC

05 Mar 2014

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

04 Mar 2014

Colin: A world beyond reporting standards

Colin wonders how accountants would feel without the issue of reporting standards

03 Mar 2014

EU endorses non-financial reporting for large companies

Large companies within the EU to report non-financial information in management statement

03 Mar 2014

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars IFRS contract

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars contract to review effects of IFRS; call for investigation into IASB reporting failings

17 Feb 2014

IFRS Foundation admits to late filings on Companies House

IASB oversight body admits failing to file information at Companies House in timely fashion, but denies its filings have been 'chaotic'

12 Feb 2014

KPMG resigns as Poundworld auditors

KPMG resigns as Poundworld auditors based on concerns over company governance

06 Feb 2014

Former Mazars UK head takes first BKL chairman role

David Evans to join Berg Kaprow Lewis as its first non-exec chairman

03 Feb 2014

Taking Stock: Will John Bason be tender with Compass audit contract?

Compass audit committee chair John Bason heads into the unknown as the finance chief looks to conclude tender process

03 Feb 2014

Defence the best form of attack for KPMG in new audit landscape

Standard Chartered and British Land have taken a very different approach to tendering under new audit rules

29 Jan 2014

Treasury must watch over Royal Household finances

The Queen's household has dipped into its reserves, leaving it with a historically low fund, warns the Public Accounts Committee

28 Jan 2014

Lack of preparation for tax transparency among corporates

Businesses bemoan extra work that would entail from being more tax-transparent

22 Jan 2014

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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

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.