Governance

Big Four audit covenant

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

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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

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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

PwC: RSA's problems limited to Irish operation

Reviews involving auditors, external assurance and internal audit, outline extent of financial and control issues at RSA's Irish division

09 Jan 2014

HP says accounting a 'ridiculous' excuse for Autonomy writedown

HP hits back at former Autonomy directors' claim that an accounting misunderstanding is the real reason HP had to make multi-billion dollar writedown on acquisition

08 Jan 2014

London Stock Exchange puts audit out to tender

LSE puts audit, currently held by PwC, out to tender

19 Dec 2013

KPMG recruits Olympics diversity expert

Stephen Frost to lead KPMG's inclusion and diversity strategy

17 Dec 2013

Why the numbers add up for direct cash flow statements

Detractors must recognise that disclosure will bring benefits, not just for investors and analysts, but for businesses too

17 Dec 2013

FTSE 350 non-audit fees falls by a quarter

Fees paid to the auditors of FTSE 350 companies for non-audit services falls by 24%

13 Dec 2013

FRC to simplify small company accounting

FRC consulting on proposals to amend the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities

10 Dec 2013

Berkeley Group hires KPMG for audit role

Housebuilder breaks audit tie with PwC after 24 years, recruiting KPMG for the role

09 Dec 2013

Deloitte replaces PwC as Marks & Spencer's auditor

Marks & Spencer changes auditor for first time since 1926

06 Dec 2013

Standard setters “out of synch” over auditor reporting rules

ICAEW warns against fragmentation of global auditor reporting

27 Nov 2013

BT criticised over its accounting for network costs

Network rivals hit out at BT over its allocation of costs

27 Nov 2013

EU banks' financial statements lack comparability

Review of the accounts of 39 major European banks finds variance in the quality of disclosures

22 Nov 2013

More than half of accountants think Bribery Act has failed

Bribery Act has failed to increase confidence in SMEs says 51% of ACCA accountants

21 Nov 2013

Annual reports obfuscate performance, say readers

In a poll, Accountancy Age readers agree companies' annual reports obfuscate performance by including too many disclosures

12 Nov 2013

PwC called in to investigate RSA's Irish division

Firm recruited to get to the bottom of issues discovered at RSA's Irish claims and finance functions

11 Nov 2013

FRC updates going concern definition

FRC clarifies the assessement of going concern for stewardship and accounting purposes

07 Nov 2013

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

Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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Briefings

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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.