Governance

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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

A woman standing apart in a male-dominated office

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

Vote and comment in the latest Accountancy Age Debate

19 Sep 2013

A woman standing apart in a male-dominated office

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

Cable: Advisers progress in addressing avoidance concerns

Vince Cable sees accountants moving in the right direction on facing up to tax avoidance issues

12 Jul 2013

Transfer Pricing - A Necessary Evil?

If transfer pricing's so bad, what are the alternatives? ask Will James and David Sayers

11 Jul 2013

Firm fined as principal was director of audit client

North London firm SPW enters consent order with ICAEW investigations committee as one of its principals was a director of an audit client

11 Jul 2013

Taxing questions for Google

The risks of tax arbitrage lay beyond mere legality, says Steve Fowler

10 Jul 2013

Who's in charge of your firm?

Professor Laura Empson digs below the surface to find a range of fascinating powerplays within professional services firms

04 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: 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: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

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

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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.