Governance

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New reporting burdens will fall on audit committees

The blunt use of disclosure as a government policy tool could be punsihing the many for the sins of a few

04 Oct 2013

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Taking Stock: ICAEW proves VERY selective in FD hunt

'If you ain't ICAEW, you ain't getting in,' says ICAEW

04 Oct 2013

Life peer Baroness Hogg is a crossbencher in the House of Lords

FRC proposes tougher measures on exec pay in governance code

FRC consults on possible amendments to the UK corporate governance code on executive remuneration

03 Oct 2013

ICAEW appoints BBC exec as new finance chief

Liz Rylatt to head up finance and operations at the ICAEW

03 Oct 2013

Consultation to simplify insolvency process launched

Proposals to simplify Insolvency Rules such as allowing electronic submissions is launched by the Insolvency Service

27 Sep 2013

ICAEW member charged in HBOS loans investigation

Jonathan Cohen, co-founder of Brett Adams, faces two charges over loans made through a HBOS branch

24 Sep 2013

Voting set to close in our 'female board quotas' Debate

Vote and comment in the latest Accountancy Age Debate

19 Sep 2013

Accountancy Age Debate protagonists issue 'board quota' rebuttals

Voters currently against the proposal for mandatory quotas to place women into senior roles

18 Sep 2013

FTSE 100 cash pile swells to £166bn

UK biggest companies fearful of splashing the cash, as they defend against tough market and economic conditions

16 Sep 2013

Accountancy Age Debate: Mandatory targets are essential to place more women into senior roles

The latest online Debate, in which you can take part, is due to begin

13 Sep 2013

Welfare reform debacle highlights need for a government CFO

Botched introduction of universal credit highlights need for CFO to lead the charge on financial discipline across government, claims ICAEW chief executive

06 Sep 2013

Two major UK companies announce refinancing

Carphone Warehouse and Bovis Homes announce a total of £700m in refinancing

27 Aug 2013

Best Practice: Mazars' senior partner Phil Verity

Driving diversity and making the most of international opportunities are key for Mazars, says senior partner Phil Verity

23 Aug 2013

KPMG advisers appointed to Bglobal after boardroom tussle

Listed smart meter business calls in KPMG a week after shareholders ousted father and son from the board

23 Aug 2013

John Lewis hit by £40m holiday pay foul-up

John Lewis partners underpaid for holidays to the tune of £40m. Partnership's future pension liabilities face £7m hike

22 Aug 2013

Montpelier directors charged over alleged £1m tax fraud

CEO Watkin Gittins and former Montpelier Tax Consultants director Martin Calcutt charged over alleged charity relief fraud

20 Aug 2013

Avoidance warnings are backfiring

Political pressure on big companies' tax avoidance tactics risk such indignation that others follow suit, warns Andy White

15 Aug 2013

BPP attains university status

Business studies organisation is confirmed by BIS as a university

08 Aug 2013

Mazars London managing partner faces pensions tribunal

FRC's executive counsel calls on Mazars and London managing partner to face tribunal over advice to First Quench pension trustees

05 Aug 2013

NEST Corporation accounts qualified after £1.4m fraud

The trustee body that runs the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), has been defrauded out of more than £1.4m, and has had its accounts qualified

17 Jul 2013

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

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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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

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

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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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.