Governance

reporting-disclores

AC reports should not be dismissed as mere compliance

The audit committee report is a powerful tool for giving stakeholders insight into the culture and integrity at the top of a company. More companies should provide one, writes James Roberts

03 Jan 2013

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Anstee: Small businesses need audits to help raise finance

Accessing finance becomes a slower, more difficult process without audited financials at hand, warns former ICAEW chief

19 Dec 2012

DS Smith rules out accounts problem despite media attention

Post-acquisition accounts filing looms, DS Smith insists, as investigation rules out problems

17 Dec 2012

PwC review sees hike in Phoenix IT accounting irregularities

Value of profit misstatement at Phoenix IT higher than originally thought, following PwC review

04 Dec 2012

Tighten reporting to stop mega-writedowns

More stringent reporting rules would curb valuation 'excesses', says Nick Hood

22 Nov 2012

British Accountancy Awards 2012: The winners

Our congratulations go to 2012's winners and commiserations to the runners-up, on what was another fantastic evening

22 Nov 2012

BDO's firms break $6bn barrier

BDO's international network of firms posts $6bn revenues for 2012

21 Nov 2012

PwC finds $5bn black hole in HP's Autonomy deal

HP accuses some former members of Autonomy's management team of "accounting improprieties" prior to its acquisition

20 Nov 2012

Hand Wales control over its taxes, says commission

Silk Commission outlines handover of tax-setting responsibilities and borrowing control to Welsh government

20 Nov 2012

EC lines up tougher stance on corporate tax avoidance

Europe looks at tougher stance on double taxation treaties and wants jurisdictions to create general anti-abuse rules

19 Nov 2012

Charities worried about how to show VFM

Illustrating value to different stakeholders a big problem for charities, according to PKF survey

14 Nov 2012

PKF Chinese firm to join BDO

More merger efforts between BDO and PKF

13 Nov 2012

IASB hosts public forum to discuss disclosure overload

Public disclosure forum will be held in London next January to improve the quality of financial reporting disclosures

13 Nov 2012

Big Four firms make major diversity charts

Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC make the Business in the Community diversity lists

09 Nov 2012

Companies failing to disclose gender pay gap

Deloitte survey finds gender pay gap and carbon reporting disclosures lacking

02 Nov 2012

McLaren in codes and standards driving seat

The head of the FRC’s Codes and Standards Committee talks about the watchdog’s new structure and its strategic objectives

24 Oct 2012

Drop employers' NICs to create 500,000 jobs, says think tank

Adam Smith Institute wants a raft of lower taxes and less regulation to get the private sector to take the slack of public sector job cuts

22 Oct 2012

RSM Tenon in dispute with insurers over FSA settlement

RSM Tenon disagrees with insurers over picking up the cost of remedial action relating to the firm's FSA fine and settlement

22 Oct 2012

340 jobs go at KPMG as pay freeze rolled out

Headcount reduction programme complete, as KPMG announces pay freeze

19 Oct 2012

ICAEW gives qualified welcome to narrative reporting plans

BIS plans for companies to produce a more concise strategy report

19 Oct 2012

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Briefings

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.