Governance

Autonomy founder and CEO Mike Lynch

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

The entrance to the London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange puts audit out to tender

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

19 Dec 2013

Stephen Frost

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

Annual reports serving too many masters

Annual reports have become filled with "obfuscation" and a "lack of insight" investor claims

01 Nov 2013

Welsh to receive greater tax powers – Cameron

Cardiff to be granted more power over raising its revenue

01 Nov 2013

Investors call for bespoke audit committee reports

FRC finds investors want audit committee reporting to be bespoke and company specific

25 Oct 2013

Value of the Competition Commission has been in its very existence

Competition Commission's failure to address sufficiency of suppliers in the market is a matter for regret

23 Oct 2013

Tesco FD on receiving end of shareholder criticism

Tesco management under fire as shock central Europe profit slump questioned

15 Oct 2013

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The Practitioner: Funding for growth - options galore

The Practitioner is astounded at the choices available for funding the firm

Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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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: Assassin’s creed – accountancy style

Accountants are tailor made to be portrayed as trained killers. Who knew?

Colin: Two things in life were guaranteed...

... but now no more, Colin notes

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

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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.