Governance

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Barclays to end 120-year audit relationship with PwC

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

07 Mar 2014

Financial Reporting Council

BiS governance expert takes FRC director role

David Styles takes director of corporate governance role at FRC

05 Mar 2014

Cara Miller

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

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

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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budget-management

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.